Kinder Family History

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Kinder Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Derbyshire, of unknown etymology (probably a pre-English hill name, but the form is obscure). German: from the genitive plural of Kind ‘child’, possibly denoting someone who had a lot of children, as in Hans der Kinder ‘Hans of the children’ (Eisleben 15th century), or short for some compound such as Kindervater ‘male midwife’ or Kinderfreund ‘one who likes children’. German: variant of Günther (see Guenther).

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

Similar surnames: Kinner, Kindler, Kinter, Linder, Mander, Linde, Linden, Ginder

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Kinder Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kinder name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Kinder Family Origin

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Kinder Family Occupations

What did your Kinder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kinder family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kinder. The most common Kinder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Kinder's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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Kinder Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Kinder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kinder 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Kinder. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Kinder. For the veterans among your Kinder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kinder Life Expectancy

What is the average Kinder lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Kinder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Kinder in 1946 was 63, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kinder 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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