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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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Where is the Linde family from?

You can see how Linde families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Linde family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Linde families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Linde family living in Iowa Territory. This was about 25% of all the recorded Linde's in the USA. Iowa Territory and 3 other states had the highest population of Linde families in 1840.
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What did your Linde ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Linde. 16% of Linde men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Linde women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Linde were Clerk and Housewife.

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
  • Secretary
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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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