Wald Name Meaning

German and English: topographic name for someone who lived in or near a forest (Old High German wald, northern Middle English wald). Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Wald ‘forest’. Very few Jews would have been living anywhere near a forest at the time when they acquired surnames, so as a Jewish name its origins are unlikely to be topographic.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Wall, Wild, Wand, Wold, Walt, Wale, Hald, Ward, Ewald, Weld

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Wald Family Origin

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Wald Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

In 1880, the most common Wald occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Wald's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wald family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wald.

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Wald Historical Records

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Wald Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1958 and 2004, Wald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wald in 1958 was 56, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wald

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