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Windle Family History

Windle Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from Windhill in West Yorkshire or Windle in Lancashire, both named from Old English wind ‘wind’ + hyll ‘hill’, i.e. a mound exposed to fierce gusts. There is a Windhill in Kent (with the same etymology), but this does not appear to have contributed significantly to the modern surname.

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


Similar surnames: Wintle, Hindle, Windley, Winkley, Idle, Hindley, Grindle, Finkle

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Where is the Windle family from?

You can see how Windle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Windle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Windle families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 20 Windle families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 30% of all the recorded Windle's in the USA. Pennsylvania and 1 other state had the highest population of Windle families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Windle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Windle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Windle. 23% of Windle men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Windle women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Windle were Manager and Housewife.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Manager
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    13%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Windle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Windle 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Windle. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Windle. For the veterans among your Windle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Windle lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Windle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Windle in 1942 was 63, and 72 in 2004.

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