Waldo Family History

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Waldo Name Meaning

English: variant of Waldie. German: habitational name for someone from any of several places in Pomerania and Brandenburg called Waldow.

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


Similar surnames: Wald, Wall, Walton, Wilda, Waldon, Walle, Salto, Valko, Galdi, Mallo

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Waldo Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Waldo name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    52%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Germanic Europe

    8%

  • Norway

    4%

  • France

    3%

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Waldo Family Origin

Where is the Waldo family from?

Waldo Family Occupations

What did your Waldo ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Waldo family was Carpenter. The most common Waldo occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Waldo's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waldo.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Waldo Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Waldo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waldo 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Waldo. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Waldo. For the veterans among your Waldo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Waldo Life Expectancy

What is the average Waldo lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Waldo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Waldo in 1943 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Waldo 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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