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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

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  • Cotton Weaver

    5%
  • Iron Moulder

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Farmer

    2%

In 1881, Cotton Weaver, Iron Moulder and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Windle. A less common occupation for the Windle family was Farmer. The most common Windle occupation in the UK was Cotton Weaver. 5% of Windle's were Cotton Weavers.

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Windle Historical Records

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Windle Life Expectancy

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