Binder Family History

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Binder Name Meaning

one of the many occupational names for a cooper or barrel maker, German (Fass)binder, an agent derivative of binden ‘to bind’. Less often the same word was used to denote a bookbinder. The surname is found principally in southern Germany and Switzerland, but also in Denmark and Slovenia. Compare Boettcher, Buettner, and Schaeffler. German: variant of Bunde 2.

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

Similar surnames: Bender, Tinder, Winder, Binner, Pinter, Binger, Wander, Kinder

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Binder Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Binder name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Binder. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Binder Family Origin

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Binder Family Occupations

What did your Binder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Binder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Binder's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Binder family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Binder.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Binder ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Binder Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Binder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Binder census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Binder. 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 Card

There are 20,000 military records available for the last name Binder. For the veterans among your Binder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Binder Life Expectancy

What is the average Binder lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Binder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Binder in 1940 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Binder ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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