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Linde Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Scandinavian: topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous lime tree, Middle High German, Dutch linde, Scandinavian lind. There are several places, especially in North Germany, named with this word, and the name may be a habitational name from any of these. The word was also used in a number of Old High German women’s personal names, with the meaning ‘shield’ or ‘spear’ (these being made from the hard wood of the lime); it is possible that the surname in some cases is from a short form of one of these. As a Swedish name it is often ornamental rather than topographic. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental adoption of German Linde ‘lime tree’ (see 1). Spanish: topographic name for someone who lived on a boundary, from Spanish linde ‘boundary’, Latin limes or habitational name from any of the places called La Linde in Oviedo (Oviéu) and Biscay provinces.

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

Similar surnames: Lind, Linden, Linder, Lande, Linge, Linne, Lindle, Rinne, Linda, Line

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Linde Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Linde name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Sweden


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


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Linde Family Origin

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Linde Family Occupations

What did your Linde ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Linde occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Linde's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Linde family was Tailor. Farmer, Shoe Maker and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Linde.

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  • Farmer

  • Shoe Maker

  • Laborer

  • Tailor


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Linde Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Linde. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Linde 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Linde. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Linde. For the veterans among your Linde ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Linde Life Expectancy

What is the average Linde lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Linde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Linde in 1944 was 59, and 79 in 2004.

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