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Lind Name Meaning

Scandinavian English and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a lime tree Scandinavian and Middle English lind. As a Swedish name it is often of ornamental origin. North German and Danish: habitational name from any of various places called with Lind ‘lime tree’. South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a gentle mild tolerant man from Middle High German lint linde Yiddish lind ‘gentle mild’. Yiddish (Ashkenazic): variant of Linde .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Linde, Wind, Kind, Land, Lund, Linn, Rind, Lins, Blind, Lint

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Where is the Lind family from?

You can see how Lind families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lind family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lind families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 58 Lind families living in London. This was about 27% of all the recorded Lind's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Lind families in 1891.
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What did your Lind ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Tailor Master and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Lind. 34% of Lind men worked as a Tailor Master and 83% of Lind women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lind were Electrical Engineer 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 1939

  • Tailor Master
  • Aircraft Inspector
  • Electrical Engineer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 85,000 census records available for the last name Lind. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lind 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 33,000 immigration records available for the last name Lind. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 26,000 military records available for the last name Lind. For the veterans among your Lind ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lind lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Lind life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Lind in 1942 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

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