Spindle Family History

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Spindle Name Meaning

English: perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a spindle maker, from Middle English spindle, spindel (Old English spinel). Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Spindel.

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

Similar surnames: Spindler, Swindle, Spindel, Spittle, Spille, Swingle, Springle

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Spindle Family Origin

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Spindle Family Occupations

What did your Spindle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Spindle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Spindle's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Spindle family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spindle.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Spindle ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Spindle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Spindle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spindlecensus 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 180 immigration records available for the last name Spindle. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Spindle. For the veterans among your Spindle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spindle Life Expectancy

What is the average Spindle lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Spindle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Spindle in 1952 was 46, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spindle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spindle 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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