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Waldner Name Meaning

South German: habitational name for someone from Wald, Walda, Walden, or any other place named from Old High German wald ‘forest’. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name from German Waldner ‘forest dweller’, ‘forester’, Middle High German waldenære. Compare Waldman.

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

Similar surnames: Walder, Feldner, Wiedner, Baldner, Waller, Willner, Ladner, Walzer

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Where is the Waldner family from?

You can see how Waldner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Waldner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Waldner families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 145 Waldner families living in Dakota Territory. This was about 57% of all the recorded Waldner's in the USA. Dakota Territory had the highest population of Waldner families in 1880.
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What did your Waldner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Waldner. 21% of Waldner men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Waldner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Waldner were Farm Laborer and Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Laborer
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Waldner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waldner 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Waldner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Waldner. For the veterans among your Waldner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Waldner lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Waldner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Waldner in 1955 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

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