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Guin Family History

Guin Name Meaning

French: from a Germanic personal name or short form of various compound names formed with wini ‘friend’. Perhaps a reduced form of McQuinn. This name is clustered in NC, AL, and LA.

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

Similar surnames: Gunn, Main, Quin, Duin, Guion, Godin, Garin, Hulin, Guan, Dein

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Where is the Guin family from?

You can see how Guin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Guin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Guin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Guin families living in Tennessee. This was about 18% of all the recorded Guin's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Guin families in 1840.
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What did your Guin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Guin. 34% of Guin men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Guin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Guin were Farming and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Guin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guin 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Guin. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Guin. For the veterans among your Guin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Guin lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Guin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Guin in 1953 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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