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Walda Family History

Walda Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Wald, Wada, Walla, Waldo, Warda, Balda, Wilda, Wajda, Walia, Wayda

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Where is the Walda family from?

You can see how Walda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Walda family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Walda families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Walda families living in Minnesota. This was about 25% of all the recorded Walda's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Walda families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Walda surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Walda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Walda. 20% of Walda men worked as a Laborer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman
  • Employer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Walda. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walda census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 248 immigration records available for the last name Walda. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 266 military records available for the last name Walda. For the veterans among your Walda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Walda lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Walda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Walda in 1963 was 77, and 71 in 2003.

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