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Loder Name Meaning

English: either an occupational name for a carter, from an agent derivative of Middle English lode ‘to load’, or a topographic name from a derivative of Middle English lode ‘path’, ‘road’, ‘watercourse’. German: occupational name for a weaver of woolen cloth (loden), Middle High German lodære. North German: nickname for a good-for-nothing, from Middle Low German lod(d)er.

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


Similar surnames: Lodes, Roder, Soder, Lader, Moder, Leder, Roper, Lober, Coder, Lier

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Where is the Loder family from?

You can see how Loder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Loder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Loder families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 135 Loder families living in London. This was about 25% of all the recorded Loder's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Loder families in 1891.
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What did your Loder ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Loder. 25% of Loder men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Loder women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Loder were Dairy Farmer and Housewife. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    25%
  • Bricklayer
    9%
  • Stockbroker
    9%
  • Dairy Farmer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Household Duties (unpaid)
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Loder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Loder 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Loder. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Loder. For the veterans among your Loder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Loder lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Loder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Loder in 1945 was 27, and 69 in 2004.

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