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Waldeck Name Meaning

German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): habitational name from a place in Hesse, on the Eder river, probably named from Old High German wald ‘wood’, ‘forest’ + ecka, egga ‘corner’, ‘nook’.

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


Similar surnames: Waldock, Halleck, Walder, Walbeck, Wald, Waldman, Wilden, Baldock

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Waldeck Family Origin

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Waldeck Family Occupations

What did your Waldeck ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Waldeck family was Farming. The most common Waldeck occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Waldeck's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waldeck.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Butcher

    3%
  • Farming

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Waldeck ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Waldeck Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Waldeck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waldeck census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Waldeck. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Waldeck. For the veterans among your Waldeck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Waldeck Life Expectancy

What is the average Waldeck lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Waldeck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Waldeck in 1952 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Waldeck

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Waldeck ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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