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Folds Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pen for animals, or an occupational name for someone who worked in one, from Middle English fold ‘pen’, ‘enclosure’ (Old English falod, fald).

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


Similar surnames: Bold, Ford, Gold, Toles, Fels, Olds, Foiles, Felde, Soldo, Forys

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Folds Family Origin

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Folds Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Folds occupation in Canada was School. 55% of Folds's were Schools. School and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Folds.

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  • School

    55%
  • Farmer

    45%

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

Folds Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Folds Life Expectancy

What is the average Folds lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Folds life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Folds in 1945 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Folds 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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