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Walt Family History

Walt Surname Meaning

German: variant of Waldt ‘forest’. German: from a short form of the personal name Walther . Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Wald .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Walt family from?

You can see how Walt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Walt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Walt families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 78 Walt families living in London. This was about 29% of all the recorded Walt's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Walt families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Walt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Walt ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bus Conductor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Walt. 34% of Walt men worked as a Bus Conductor and 84% of Walt women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Walt were Retired and Domestic Servant. .

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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

  • Bus Conductor
    34%
  • Dock Labourer
    34%
  • Retired
    34%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    84%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    7%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    4%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name 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 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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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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