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Lind Name Meaning

Scandinavian, English, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived by a lime tree, Middle English lind. As a Jewish and Swedish name, it is often of ornamental origin. South German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a gentle, tolerant man, from Middle High German lint, linde ‘gentle’, ‘mild’. North German and Danish: habitational name from any of various places named with Lind ‘lime tree’.

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

Similar surnames: Linde, Wind, Kind, Land, Lund, Linn, Rind, Lins, Blind, Lint

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Where is the Lind family from?

You can see how Lind families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lind family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lind families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 19 Lind families living in Ohio. This was about 63% of all the recorded Lind's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Lind families in 1840.
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What did your Lind ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lind. 14% of Lind men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Lind women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lind were Carpenter and Maid.

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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
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 85,000 census records available for the last name Lind. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lind 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 33,000 immigration records available for the last name Lind. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Lind. For the veterans among your Lind ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lind lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Lind life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Lind in 1942 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

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