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Winder Family History

Winder Name Meaning
occupational name for a winder of wool, from an agent derivative of Middle English winde(n) ‘to wind’ (Old English windan ‘to go’, ‘to proceed’). The verb was also used in the Middle Ages of various weaving and plaiting processes, so that in some cases the name may have referred to a basket or hurdle maker.habitational name from any of the various minor places in northern England so called, from Old English vindr ‘wind’ + erg ‘hut’, ‘shelter’, i.e. a shelter against the wind.

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

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Name Distribution of Winder Families

  • Number of Winder families
     46 - 90
     16 - 45
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Winder families
     349 - 695
     117 - 348
     1 - 116
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Winder families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Winder Family Origin

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Winder Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Winder

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Winder Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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