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Hinds Name Meaning

English and Scottish: post-medieval variant of Hind with excrescent -s.

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

Similar surnames: Hynds, Hind, Hines, Hindes, Hinde, Hinks, Hands, Pinks, Hand, Hiner

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Where is the Hinds family from?

You can see how Hinds families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hinds family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hinds families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 59 Hinds families living in New York. This was about 19% of all the recorded Hinds's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hinds families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hinds surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hinds ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hinds. 16% of Hinds men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Hinds women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hinds were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Stenographer
  • Cook
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 115,000 census records available for the last name Hinds. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hinds 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Hinds. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Hinds. For the veterans among your Hinds ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hinds lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hinds life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hinds in 1944 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

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