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Windle Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from Windhill in West Yorkshire or Windle in Lancashire, both named from Old English wind ‘wind’ + hyll ‘hill’, i.e. a mound exposed to fierce gusts. There is a Windhill in Kent (with the same etymology), but this does not appear to have contributed significantly to the modern surname.

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


Similar surnames: Wintle, Hindle, Windley, Winkley, Idle, Hindley, Grindle, Finkle

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Windle Family Origin

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Windle Family Occupations

What did your Windle ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Windle. 10% of Windle men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Windle women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Windle were Motor Driver and Unpaid Domestic Dutie

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Cotton Weaver
    9%
  • Retired
    5%
  • Motor Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Cotton Weaver
    5%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    2%

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

Windle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Windle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Windle 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Windle. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Windle. For the veterans among your Windle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Windle Life Expectancy

What is the average Windle lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Windle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Windle in 1942 was 63, and 72 in 2004.

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