Guinn Family History

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Guinn Name Meaning

Irish: reduced and altered form of McQuinn.

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

Similar surnames: Quinn, Guin, Guinan, Ginn, Linn, Going, Finn, Guire, Glynn, Gann

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Guinn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Guinn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Guinn. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Guinn Family Origin

Where is the Guinn family from?

Guinn Family Occupations

What did your Guinn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Guinn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Guinn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Guinn family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Guinn.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Guinn ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Guinn Historical Records

What Guinn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Guinn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guinn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Guinn. 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 Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Guinn. For the veterans among your Guinn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Guinn Life Expectancy

What is the average Guinn lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Guinn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Guinn in 1942 was 38, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Guinn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Guinn ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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