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Loder Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English loder ‘carrier porter; ship-loader stevedore’ (an agent derivative of Middle English lode ‘to load’). English: habitational name from Loders (Dorset). The placename may derive from a lost river name. German: occupational name for a weaver of woolen cloth (loden) Middle High German lodære. North German: nickname for a good-for-nothing from Middle Low German lod(d)er.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lodes, Roder, Soder, Lader, Moder, Leder, Roper, Lober, Coder, Lier

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Where is the Loder family from?

You can see how Loder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Loder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Loder families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 16 Loder families living in Quebec. This was about 34% of all the recorded Loder's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Loder families in 1911.
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What did your Loder ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Loder. 50% of Loder 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
  • Journalier
  • Lumberman
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Loder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Loder 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Loder. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Loder. For the veterans among your Loder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Loder lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Loder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Loder in 1945 was 27, and 69 in 2004.

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