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Waldorf Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of at least three places so called named with Old High German wald ‘forest’ + dorf ‘village settlement’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kasdorf, Walsdorf, Walder, Holdorf, Walford, Wald, Alsdorf, Wendorf

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Where is the Waldorf family from?

You can see how Waldorf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Waldorf family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Waldorf families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Waldorf families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Waldorf's in USA. New York had the highest population of Waldorf families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Waldorf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Waldorf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Waldorf. 13% of Waldorf men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Waldorf women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Waldorf were Clerk and Secretary. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housework
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Waldorf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waldorf 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Waldorf. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Waldorf. For the veterans among your Waldorf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Waldorf lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Waldorf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Waldorf in 1955 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

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