Walthour Family History

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Walthour Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Waldhauer, an occupational name for a woodsman, from Middle High German walt ‘woods’, ‘forest’ + agent derivative of houwen ‘to hew’, ‘cut’, ‘chop’.

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


Similar surnames: Kalthoff, Altemus, Althoff, Amthor, Arthur, Wiltrout, Water, Kantor

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Walthour Family Origin

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Walthour Family Occupations

What did your Walthour ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

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

Walthour Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Walthour. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walthour 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Walthour. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Walthour. For the veterans among your Walthour ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Walthour Life Expectancy

What is the average Walthour lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Walthour life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Walthour in 1950 was 44, and 52 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Walthour

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Walthour 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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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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