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Winter Family History

Winter Name Meaning
English, German, Danish, and Swedish: nickname or byname for someone of a frosty or gloomy temperament, from Middle English, Middle High German, Danish, Swedish winter (Old English winter, Old High German wintar, Old Norse vetr). The Swedish name can be ornamental.Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Winter ‘winter’, either an ornamental name or one of the group of names denoting the seasons, which were distributed at random by government officials. Compare Summer, Fruhling, and Herbst.Irish: Anglicized form ( part translation) of Gaelic Mac Giolla-Gheimhridh ‘son of the lad of winter’, from geimhreadh ‘winter’. This name is also Anglicized McAlivery.Mistranslation of French Livernois, which is in fact a habitational name, but mistakenly construed as l’hiver ‘winter’.

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

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74,153 Military Records
57,665 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Winter Families

  • Number of Winter families
     375 - 747
     126 - 374
     1 - 125
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Winter families
     989 - 1,976
     330 - 988
     1 - 329
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Winter families
     90 - 177
     31 - 89
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Winter Family Origin

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Winter Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Winter

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Winter Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Winter Civil War Service Records

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