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Windholz Surname Meaning

German: topographic name from a field name composed of Middle High German wint ‘wind’ + holz ‘wood’ but more likely an altered form of the personal name Winhold (Middle High German wineholde ‘kindly disposed through friendship’).

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


Similar surnames: Eichholz, Windhorst, Kienholz, Birkholz, Winkel, Eickholt, Wachholz

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Where is the Windholz family from?

You can see how Windholz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Windholz family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Windholz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Windholz families living in Kansas. This was about 45% of all the recorded Windholz's in USA. Kansas had the highest population of Windholz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Windholz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Windholz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Windholz. 50% of Windholz men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Windholz women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Windholz were Painter and Home Maker. .

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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
    50%
  • C Laborer
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Painter
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    40%
  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Shop Helper
    20%
  • Home Maker
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Windholz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Windholz 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 240 immigration records available for the last name Windholz. 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 Cards

There are 202 military records available for the last name Windholz. For the veterans among your Windholz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Windholz lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Windholz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Windholz in 1958 was 38, and 92 in 2004.

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