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De Walt Family History

De Walt Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Dewalt, De Wall, Dewart, De Valk, De Hart, De Wolf, De Witt, De Palo

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Where is the De Walt family from?

You can see how De Walt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The De Walt family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most De Walt families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 22 De Walt families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 42% of all the recorded De Walt's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of De Walt families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the De Walt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your De Walt ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name De Walt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, De 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 Lists

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name De Walt. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 De Walt. For the veterans among your De Walt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average De Walt lifespan?

Between 1973 and 2000, in the United States, De Walt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for De Walt in 1973 was 61, and 75 in 2000.

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