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Lind Name Meaning

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

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


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

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Lind Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lind name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lind. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    36%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    14%

  • Sweden

    11%

  • Germanic Europe

    11%

  • Norway

    9%

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Lind Family Origin

Where is the Lind family from?

Lind Family Occupations

What did your Lind ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and College Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lind. The most common Lind occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Lind's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lind family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Going To School

    18%
  • College Student

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%

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

Lind Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

There are 33,000 immigration records available for the last name Lind. 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 Card

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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Lind Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lind 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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