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Guenin Family History

Guenin Name Meaning

French (Guénin): from a derivative of Guêne, from the Germanic personal name Wano, a pet form of a compound name formed with wan meaning ‘hope’, ‘expectation’.

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


Similar surnames: Guerin, Guin, Gutkin, Huenink, Guertin, Genin, Huguenin, Kunin, Gunn

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Where is the Guenin family from?

You can see how Guenin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Guenin family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Guenin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Guenin families living in Michigan. This was about 35% of all the recorded Guenin's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Guenin families in 1880.
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What did your Guenin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Guenin. 32% of Guenin men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Guenin women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Guenin were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Farmer
    27%
  • Salesman
    22%
  • Clerk
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    43%
  • Teacher
    29%
  • Housekeeper
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Guenin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guenin 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 279 immigration records available for the last name Guenin. 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 199 military records available for the last name Guenin. For the veterans among your Guenin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Guenin lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2002, in the United States, Guenin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Guenin in 1963 was 52, and 74 in 2002.

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