Gulden Family History

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Gulden Name Meaning

German (also Gülden): from the name of the coin (English guilder), from Middle High German guldin ‘golden’; it was probably applied as a nickname, or a status name with reference to a medieval tax obligation. German: nickname or topographic name for someone living near a cesspool, a euphemistic application of Middle Low German gülden, gulden, Middle High German guldin ‘gold’, ‘golden’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Gulden, Yiddish guldn, or Polish gulden ‘guilder’ (see 1 above).

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


Similar surnames: Guldin, Golden, Gilgen, Glen, Gloden, Kolden, Olden, Mulder, Burden

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Gulden Family Origin

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Gulden Family Occupations

What did your Gulden ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gulden family was Farming. The most common Gulden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Gulden's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gulden.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Keeping House

    15%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Farming

    7%

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Gulden Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gulden Life Expectancy

What is the average Gulden lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Gulden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Gulden in 1960 was 59, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gulden 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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