Wold Name Meaning

Norwegian: variant spelling of Vold (see Voll). English: topographic name for someone who lived on any of the areas of open upland known from Middle English times onwards as wolds (e.g. the Yorkshire Wolds or the Cotswolds). This term derives from Old English wald ‘forest’ (see Wald). After the extensive clearance of forests in England, from before the Norman Conquest onward, the Old English term wald came to denote open uplands (wolds) in Middle English in certain areas of England.

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


Similar surnames: Wild, Wood, Wald, Bold, Gold, Wolf, Weld, Old, Hole, Hoad

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Wold Family Origin

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Wold Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • House Proprietress

    25%
  • Labourer

    25%

In 1881, the most common Wold occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 25% of Wold's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Wold family was Labourer. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and House Proprietress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wold.

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Wold Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Wold life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wold in 1941 was 33, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wold

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