Johannes Walder

Brief Life History of Johannes

When Johannes Walder was born on 28 July 1751, in Hurnen, Horben, Thurgau, Switzerland, his father, Hans Adam Walder, was 44 and his mother, Barbara Graf, was 42. He died on 4 June 1752, in his hometown, at the age of 0.

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Hans Adam Walder
Barbara Graf
Jacob Walder
Hans Adam Walder
Hans Adam Walder
Anna Maria Walder
Anna Barbara Walder
Barbara Walder
Anna Barbara Walder
Hans Jakob Walder
Hans Adam Walder
Hans Adam Walder
Anna Maria Walder
Johannes Walder

Sources (3)

  • Johannes Walder, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Johannes Walder, "Switzerland Baptisms, 1491-1940"
  • Johannes Walder, "Switzerland Burials, 1613-1875"

Name Meaning

English (Sussex): from Middle English walder, welder, wolder ‘dweller in the wooded region or upland’. Compare Waldman 3. This type of formation, where the suffix -er is added to a topographic term, is mainly found in southern England, especially in Sussex, Surrey and Kent.

English (Sussex): from the Middle English personal name Walder (Old English Wealdhere, from weald ‘power, rule’ + here ‘army’), the English counterpart of the Norman French name which gives rise to the much more frequent Walter .

German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Wald, or a topographic name for someone who lived in a forest or wood, Middle High German walt.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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