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Kinder Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Derbyshire, of unknown etymology (probably a pre-English hill name, but the form is obscure). German: from the genitive plural of Kind ‘child’, possibly denoting someone who had a lot of children, as in Hans der Kinder ‘Hans of the children’ (Eisleben 15th century), or short for some compound such as Kindervater ‘male midwife’ or Kinderfreund ‘one who likes children’. German: variant of Günther (see Guenther).

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

Similar surnames: Kinner, Kindler, Kinter, Linder, Mander, Linde, Linden, Ginder

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Where is the Kinder family from?

You can see how Kinder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kinder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kinder families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 31 Kinder families living in Ontario. This was about 54% of all the recorded Kinder's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kinder families in 1911.
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What did your Kinder ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Kinder. 54% of Kinder men worked as a Farmer.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Operator
  • Foreman
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Census Records

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Kinder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kinder 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 Kinder. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Kinder. For the veterans among your Kinder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kinder lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Kinder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Kinder in 1946 was 63, and 72 in 2004.

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