Gelder Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Gelder Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): occupational name for a person responsible for looking after oxen and castrated horses, from Middle English geld ‘sterile’, ‘barren (animal)’ (Old Norse geldr) + herde ‘herdsman’, Old English hierde (see Heard). Dutch: habitational name from the Dutch province of Gelderland or from Geldern in northwestern Germany (see Geller 1).

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

Similar surnames: Geller, Helder, Golder, Kelder, Elder, Calder, Galler, Felder, Melder

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Gelder Family Origin

Where is the Gelder family from?

Gelder Family Occupations

What did your Gelder ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gelder. 2% of Gelder men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Gelder women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gelder were Insurance Agent and Domestic Duties

View Census data for Gelder | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Farm Labourer
  • Insurance Agent

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant
  • Domestic Duties

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

Gelder Historical Records

What Gelder family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Gelder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gelder census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Gelder

Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Gelder. 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.

View all Gelder immigration records

Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Gelder. For the veterans among your Gelder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Gelder military records

You've only scratched the surface of Gelder family history.

Gelder Life Expectancy

What is the average Gelder lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gelder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Gelder in 1963 was 69, and 58 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gelder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gelder 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.

Famous Gelder Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name