Linde Family History

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Linde Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Scandinavian: topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous lime tree, Middle High German, Dutch linde, Scandinavian lind. There are several places, especially in North Germany, named with this word, and the name may be a habitational name from any of these. The word was also used in a number of Old High German women’s personal names, with the meaning ‘shield’ or ‘spear’ (these being made from the hard wood of the lime); it is possible that the surname in some cases is from a short form of one of these. As a Swedish name it is often ornamental rather than topographic. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental adoption of German Linde ‘lime tree’ (see 1). Spanish: topographic name for someone who lived on a boundary, from Spanish linde ‘boundary’, Latin limes or habitational name from any of the places called La Linde in Oviedo (Oviéu) and Biscay provinces.

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

Similar surnames: Lind, Linden, Linder, Lande, Linge, Linne, Lindle, Rinne, Linda, Line

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Linde Family Origin

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Linde Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Linde.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer

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Linde Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Linde Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Linde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Linde in 1944 was 59, and 79 in 2004.

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