Waldron Family History

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Waldron Name Meaning

from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements walh ‘foreigner’ + hrafn ‘raven’. habitational name from a place in Sussex named Waldron, from Old English w(e)ald ‘forest’ + ærn ‘house’, ‘dwelling’. The surname is now also common in Ireland, especially in Connacht.

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

Similar surnames: Walton, Walston, Baldon, Walden, Waldman, Calderon, Weldon, Salmon

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Waldron Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Waldron name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Waldron Family Origin

Where is the Waldron family from?

Waldron Family Occupations

What did your Waldron ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Waldron occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Waldron's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waldron. A less common occupation for the Waldron family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Waldron Historical Records

What Waldron family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 140,000 census records available for the last name Waldron. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waldron 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Waldron. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Waldron. For the veterans among your Waldron ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Waldron Life Expectancy

What is the average Waldron lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Waldron life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Waldron in 1942 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Waldron 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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