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Gelder Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): occupational name for a person responsible for looking after oxen and castrated horses, from Middle English geld ‘sterile’, ‘barren (animal)’ (Old Norse geldr) + herde ‘herdsman’, Old English hierde (see Heard). Dutch: habitational name from the Dutch province of Gelderland or from Geldern in northwestern Germany (see Geller 1).

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


Similar surnames: Geller, Helder, Golder, Kelder, Elder, Calder, Galler, Felder, Melder

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Gelder Family Origin

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Gelder Family Occupations

What did your Gelder ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gelder occupation in Canada was Farmer. 100% of Gelder's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    100%

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Gelder Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gelder Life Expectancy

What is the average Gelder lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gelder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Gelder in 1963 was 69, and 58 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gelder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gelder 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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