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Kind Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German kint German Kind ‘child’ hence a nickname for someone with a childish or naive disposition or an epithet used to distinguish between a father and his son. In some cases it may be an American shortened form of any of various Jewish patronymic surnames ending in -kind. Compare Kindt Kint . Dutch: cognate with 1 above mostly distinguishing two relatives also found in such forms as ’t Kind and compounds such as Jongkind. English (mainly Leicestershire): nickname from Middle English kind (Old English gecynde) perhaps in the sense ‘legitimate’. Norwegian: variant of Kinn .

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


Similar surnames: King, Kinn, Lind, Kin, Wind, Hand, Kint, Kidd, Kindt, Bird

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You can see how Kind families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kind family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kind families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 9 Kind families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 82% of all the recorded Kind's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kind families in 1840.
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What did your Kind ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kind. 19% of Kind men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Kind women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kind 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

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Kind life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Kind in 1950 was 27, and 69 in 2004.

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