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Linder Name Meaning

Swedish (rarely Lindér): ornamental name from lind ‘lime tree’ + the suffix -er (from German) or -ér (a derivative of Latin -erius). English (mainly southeastern): variant of Lind German: habitational name from any of numerous places called Linden or Lindern named with German Linden ‘lime trees’. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Lind 3 (inflected form).

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

Similar surnames: Linden, Linde, Linner, Lindner, Lander, Kinder, Lindell, Lind, Winder

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Where is the Linder family from?

You can see how Linder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Linder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Linder families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Linder families living in Illinois. This was about 19% of all the recorded Linder's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Linder families in 1840.
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What did your Linder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Linder. 17% of Linder men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Linder women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Linder were Truck Driver 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
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Linder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Linder 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Linder. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Linder. For the veterans among your Linder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Linder lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Linder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Linder in 1944 was 28, and 78 in 2004.

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