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Halder Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived on a mountainside or slope, from an agent derivative of Middle High German halde ‘slope’. Indian (Bengal) and Bangladeshi: Hindu (usually, Brahman) name, also written Haldar. It is probably derived from Sanskrit haladhara ‘one who holds a plow’, an epithet of Balarama, the brother of the god Krishna. Balarama is said to have used a weapon shaped like a plowshare.

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

Similar surnames: Holder, Helder, Harder, Halter, Walder, Valder, Haller, Haider, Alder

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Where is the Halder family from?

You can see how Halder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Halder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Halder families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 24 Halder families living in Ontario. This was about 35% of all the recorded Halder's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Halder families in 1911.
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What did your Halder ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Halder. 72% of Halder men worked as a Farmer.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Fisherman
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Halder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Halder census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Halder. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Halder. For the veterans among your Halder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Halder lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Halder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Halder in 1953 was 55, and 78 in 2004.

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