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Windler Name Meaning

German: variant of Wendler .

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

Similar surnames: Wandler, Sindler, Wingler, Rindler, Wilder, Zindler, Lindler, Ridler

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Where is the Windler family from?

You can see how Windler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Windler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Windler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 8 Windler families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Windler's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Windler families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Windler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Windler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Windler. 34% of Windler men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Windler women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Windler were Carpenter and New Worker. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Windler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Windler 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 486 immigration records available for the last name Windler. 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 499 military records available for the last name Windler. For the veterans among your Windler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Windler lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Windler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Windler in 1953 was 56, and 82 in 2004.

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