Windhorst Family History

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Windhorst Name Meaning

North German: topographic name from Middle Low German wint ‘wind’ + horst ‘brush’, ‘wild place’, or a habitational name from places so named in Lower Saxony.

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


Similar surnames: Lindhorst, Eichhorst, Mordhorst, Windholz, Langhorst, Weghorst

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Windhorst Family Origin

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Windhorst Family Occupations

What did your Windhorst ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Windhorst occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Windhorst's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Windhorst. A less common occupation for the Windhorst family was Keeps House.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeps House

    8%

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

Windhorst Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Windhorst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Windhorst 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Windhorst. 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 Windhorst. For the veterans among your Windhorst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Windhorst Life Expectancy

What is the average Windhorst lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Windhorst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Windhorst in 1959 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Windhorst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Windhorst 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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