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Calder Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of the various places called Calder, Caldor, or Cawdor. Calder in Thurso is recorded in the early 13th century in the form Kalfadal and was named with Old Norse kalfr ‘calf’ + dalr ‘valley’. The others are probably the same as in 2 below. English: habitational name from Calder in Cumbria, named from the river on which it stands. This is probably a British name, from Welsh caled ‘hard’, ‘violent’ + dwfr ‘water’, ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Carden, Mander, Walder, Calver, Colmer, Alder, Caleb, Valder, Carder

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Calder Family Origin

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Calder Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Attends School

    10%
  • Fisherman

    7%
  • Going To School

    5%

In 1881, the most common Calder occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Calder's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Calder family was Going To School. Farmer, Attends School and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Calder.

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