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Gwynn Name Meaning

Welsh (Welsh Marches or southern Wales) and Irish: variant of Gwin or Gwynne .

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


Similar surnames: Wynn, Wann, Glynn, Gunn, Gann, Ginn, Dunn, Wren, Gnann, Lynn

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Where is the Gwynn family from?

You can see how Gwynn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gwynn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gwynn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Gwynn families living in Illinois. This was about 25% of all the recorded Gwynn's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Gwynn families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gwynn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gwynn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gwynn. 26% of Gwynn men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Gwynn women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gwynn were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Clerk
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Gwynn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gwynn 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 Gwynn. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Gwynn. For the veterans among your Gwynn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gwynn lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Gwynn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Gwynn in 1949 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

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