Wold Family History

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Wold Name Meaning

Norwegian: variant spelling of Vold (see Voll). English: topographic name for someone who lived on any of the areas of open upland known from Middle English times onwards as wolds (e.g. the Yorkshire Wolds or the Cotswolds). This term derives from Old English wald ‘forest’ (see Wald). After the extensive clearance of forests in England, from before the Norman Conquest onward, the Old English term wald came to denote open uplands (wolds) in Middle English in certain areas of England.

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


Similar surnames: Wild, Wood, Wald, Bold, Gold, Wolf, Weld, Old, Hole, Hoad

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Wold Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wold name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    32%

  • Norway

    27%

  • Sweden

    11%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    9%

  • Germanic Europe

    9%

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Wold Family Origin

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Wold Family Occupations

What did your Wold ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wold occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Wold's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wold. A less common occupation for the Wold family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Keeping House

    3%

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

Wold Historical Records

What Wold family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Wold. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Woldcensus 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Wold. 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 Wold. For the veterans among your Wold ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wold Life Expectancy

What is the average Wold lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Wold life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wold in 1941 was 33, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wold

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wold 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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