Last name: WINDER

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WINDER : This last name is indexed 62,777 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WINDER : English:: 1: habitational name in northwestern England from any of several places called Winder in Lancashire Cumbria and Yorkshire especially one in Cartmel (Lancashire) all named with Old Norse vindr ‘wind’ + erg ‘shieling hill pasture’.2: in Sussex and Kent a topographic name for someone who lived ‘(at the) winding path or ascent’ or by a winding stream from Middle English wind + the agent suffix -er. Compare Wind 1.3: occupational name for a winder of wool from Middle English winder an agent derivative of Middle English winde(n) ‘to wind’ (Old English windan ‘to go to proceed’). The verb was also used in the Middle Ages to denote various weaving and plaiting processes so that in some cases the name may have referred to a maker of baskets or hurdles.

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