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Gwinnett Name Meaning

for someone from the ancient Welsh principality of Gwynedd.possibly from the female personal name Gwyneth although this is not recorded before the 16th century and is of uncertain derivation; possibly also from the name of the principality or alternatively a metathesized form of Welsh gwenith ‘wheat’ a term used in poetry in the sense ‘favourite pick of the bunch’.

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

Similar surnames: Winnett, Gannett, Gunnett, Ginnetti, Gwinner, Kinnett, Sinnett

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Where is the Gwinnett family from?

You can see how Gwinnett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gwinnett family name was found in the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1911. The most Gwinnett families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 31 Gwinnett families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 48% of all the recorded Gwinnett's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Gwinnett families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gwinnett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gwinnett ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Air Craft Service and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Gwinnett. 34% of Gwinnett men worked as an Air Craft Service and 77% of Gwinnett women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gwinnett were Bus Conductor and Unpaid Domestic Dutie. .

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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 1939

  • Air Craft Service
  • Farm Labourer
  • Bus Conductor

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gwinnett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gwinnett 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 213 immigration records available for the last name Gwinnett. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 465 military records available for the last name Gwinnett. For the veterans among your Gwinnett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gwinnett lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gwinnett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Gwinnett in 1963 was 77, and 61 in 2004.

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