Winder Family History

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Winder Name Meaning

occupational name for a winder of wool, from 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 of various weaving and plaiting processes, so that in some cases the name may have referred to a basket or hurdle maker. habitational name from any of the various minor places in northern England so called, from Old English vindr ‘wind’ + erg ‘hut’, ‘shelter’, i.e. a shelter against the wind.

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

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

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Winder Ethnicity Estimate

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Winder Family Origin

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Winder Family Occupations

What did your Winder ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Painter, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Winder. A less common occupation for the Winder family was Cattle Raiser. The most common Winder occupation in Canada was Painter. 20% of Winder's were Painters.

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  • Painter

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Cattle Raiser


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Winder Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Winder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Winder 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 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Winder. 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 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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Winder Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Winder 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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