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Waldo Name Meaning

English: variant of Waldie. German: habitational name for someone from any of several places in Pomerania and Brandenburg called Waldow.

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

Similar surnames: Wald, Wall, Walton, Wilda, Waldon, Walle, Salto, Valko, Galdi, Mallo

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Where is the Waldo family from?

You can see how Waldo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Waldo family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Waldo families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 11 Waldo families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 58% of all the recorded Waldo's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Waldo families in 1911.
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What did your Waldo ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Waldo. 84% of Waldo 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
  • Retired
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Waldo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waldo 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Waldo. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Waldo. For the veterans among your Waldo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Waldo lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Waldo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Waldo in 1943 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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