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Walther Name Meaning

German Dutch Swedish and Danish: variant of Walter .

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

Similar surnames: Walcher, Waltzer, Waltner, Walthers, Panther, Wallner, Walters

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Where is the Walther family from?

You can see how Walther families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Walther family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Walther families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Walther families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Walther's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Walther families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Walther surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Walther ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Walther. 13% of Walther men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Walther women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Walther were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Walther. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walther 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Walther. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Walther. For the veterans among your Walther ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Walther lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Walther life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Walther in 1945 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

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