Spindler Family History

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Spindler Name Meaning

English, German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a spindle maker, from an agent derivative of Middle English spindle, Middle High German spindel, German Spindel, Yiddish shpindl ‘spindle’, ‘distaff’.

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

Similar surnames: Spindle, Spindel, Swindler, Spiller, Spinner, Spieler, Spiegler

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Spindler Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Spindler name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Spindler Family Origin

Where is the Spindler family from?

Spindler Family Occupations

What did your Spindler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Spindler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Spindler's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spindler. A less common occupation for the Spindler family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Spindler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Spindler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spindler 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Spindler. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Spindler. For the veterans among your Spindler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spindler Life Expectancy

What is the average Spindler lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Spindler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Spindler in 1951 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spindler 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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