Walt Family History

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Walt Name Meaning

Variant of German Waldt, a topographic name from Middle High German walt ‘forest’. German: short form of Walther. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Wald.

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

Similar surnames: Wald, Wall, Halt, Wale, Want, Kalt, Kalb, Watt, Welt, Alt

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Walt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Walt name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Walt. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Sweden


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Walt Family Origin

Where is the Walt family from?

Walt Family Occupations

What did your Walt ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Carpenter and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Walt. The most common Walt occupation in Canada was Farmer. 48% of Walt's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Walt family was Com. Traveller.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Clerk

  • Com. Traveller


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Walt ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Walt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Walt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walt 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Walt. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Walt. For the veterans among your Walt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Walt Life Expectancy

What is the average Walt lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Walt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Walt in 1945 was 38, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Walt 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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