Walder Family History

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Walder Name Meaning

English: variant of Wald, with the addition of the habitational suffix -er. German: habitational name from any of several places called Wald, or a topographic name for someone who lived in a forest or wood, Middle High German walt.

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


Similar surnames: Waldner, Valder, Waller, Halder, Alder, Wander, Calder, Wald, Walser

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Walder Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Walder name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Walder. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    40%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • European Jewish

    13%

  • Germanic Europe

    9%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

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Walder Family Origin

Where is the Walder family from?

Walder Family Occupations

What did your Walder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Walder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Walder's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Walder. A less common occupation for the Walder family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Tailor

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Walder Historical Records

What Walder family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Walder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walder 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Walder. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Walder. For the veterans among your Walder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Walder Life Expectancy

What is the average Walder lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Walder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Walder in 1945 was 31, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Walder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Walder 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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