Balderston Family History

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Balderston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in Lancashire called Balderston(e), deriving their names from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Baldhere (composed of the elements bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’ + here ‘army’) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Scottish: habitational name from Balderston in West Lothian, which has the same etymology as 1.

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

Similar surnames: Alderton, Anderton, Allerton, Barton, Anderson, Balderson, Calderon

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Balderston Family Origin

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Balderston Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Balderston. 46% of Balderston men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Balderston women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Balderston were Contractor and School Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Accountant
  • Clergyman
  • Contractor

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Bookkeeper
  • Housekeeper
  • Laundress
  • School Teacher

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Balderston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Balderston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balderston 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Balderston. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 862 military records available for the last name Balderston. For the veterans among your Balderston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Balderston Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Balderston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Balderston in 1955 was 72, and 66 in 2004.

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