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Winder Surname Meaning

English:: habitational name in northwestern England from any of several places called Winder in Lancashire Cumbria and Yorkshire especially one in Cartmel (Lancashire) all named with Old Norse vindr ‘wind’ + erg ‘shieling hill pasture’. in Sussex and Kent a topographic name for someone who lived ‘(at the) winding path or ascent’ or by a winding stream from Middle English wind + the agent suffix -er. Compare Wind occupational name for a winder of wool from Middle English winder an agent derivative of Middle English winde(n) ‘to wind’ (Old English windan ‘to go to proceed’). The verb was also used in the Middle Ages to denote various weaving and plaiting processes so that in some cases the name may have referred to a maker of baskets or hurdles.

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

Similar surnames: Wander, Winter, Mander, Winzer, Winger, Tinder, Winders, Linder

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Where is the Winder family from?

You can see how Winder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Winder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Winder families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 695 Winder families living in Lancashire. This was about 35% of all the recorded Winder's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Winder families in 1891.
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What did your Winder ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Winder. 13% of Winder men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Winder women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Winder were Builders Labourer and Domestic Servant. .

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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

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Retired
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant
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Passenger Lists

There are 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Winder. 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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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Winder. For the veterans among your Winder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Winder lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Winder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Winder in 1941 was 24, and 67 in 2004.

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