Lind Family History

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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 Family Origin

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Lind Family Occupations

What did your Lind ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Tailor Master and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Lind. 34% of Lind men worked as a Tailor Master and 83% of Lind women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lind were Electrical Engineer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Tailor Master
  • Aircraft Inspector
  • Electrical Engineer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Private Means
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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 the UK, 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

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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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