Alder Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living by an alder tree (Middle English al(d)re), or by a group of alders (the surname is often found in the plural form in Middle English). English: from a Middle English personal name, representing a falling together of two Old English names, Ealdhere ‘ancient army’ and Æ{dh}elhere ‘noble army’. German: variant of Alter. Translation of Swedish Ahl. Translation of Finnish Leppanen.

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


Similar surnames: Alger, Alden, Ander, Almer, Alber, Alter, Walder, Elder, Alders, Lier

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Alder Family Origin

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Alder Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Shoemaker

    20%
  • Waiter

    20%

In 1881, Farmer, Laborer and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alder. A less common occupation for the Alder family was Waiter. The most common Alder occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Alder's were Farmers.

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Alder Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Alder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Alder in 1950 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alder

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