Wind Family History

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Wind Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pathway, alleyway, or road, Old English (ge)wind (from windan ‘to go’). English, German, and Danish: nickname for a swift runner, from Middle English wind ‘wind’, Middle High German wint ‘wind’, also ‘greyhound’. German: variant of Wendt. Swedish: ornamental name from vind ‘wind’, or a habitational name from a place named with this element.

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

Similar surnames: Lind, Wild, Wand, Kind, Rind, Wint, Wied, Wing, Hind, Bird

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Wind Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wind name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Wind Family Origin

Where is the Wind family from?

Wind Family Occupations

What did your Wind ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wind. A less common occupation for the Wind family was Carpenter. The most common Wind occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Wind's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Wind Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Wind. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wind 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 Wind. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Wind. For the veterans among your Wind ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wind Life Expectancy

What is the average Wind lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Wind life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wind in 1951 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wind 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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