Gulden Family History

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Gulden Name Meaning

German (also Gülden): from the name of the coin (English guilder), from Middle High German guldin ‘golden’; it was probably applied as a nickname, or a status name with reference to a medieval tax obligation. German: nickname or topographic name for someone living near a cesspool, a euphemistic application of Middle Low German gülden, gulden, Middle High German guldin ‘gold’, ‘golden’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Gulden, Yiddish guldn, or Polish gulden ‘guilder’ (see 1 above).

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

Similar surnames: Guldin, Golden, Gilgen, Glen, Gloden, Kolden, Olden, Mulder, Burden

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Gulden Family Origin

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Gulden Family Occupations

What did your Gulden ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Independent Clerical Work and Incapacitated were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gulden. 34% of Gulden men worked as an Independent Clerical Work and 29% of Gulden women worked as an Incapacitated. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gulden were Insurance Agent and Independant Private Menus

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Independent Clerical Work
  • Indian Eye Specialist
  • Insurance Agent

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Burroughs Calculating Mach Operat
  • Independant Private Menus

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

Gulden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gulden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gulden 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gulden. 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 Card

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

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Gulden Life Expectancy

What is the average Gulden lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Gulden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Gulden in 1960 was 59, and 79 in 2004.

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