Winchell Family History

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Winchell Name Meaning

English: from Old English wencel ‘child’, perhaps used to distinguish a son from his father with the same forename or perhaps a nickname for a person with a baby face or childlike manner. Scottish: habitational name for someone from the lands of Windshiel (formerly Winscheill) in Berwickshire.

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

Similar surnames: Mitchell, Witcher, Rishell, Birchall, Lindell, Wivell, Swindell

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Winchell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Winchell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Winchell. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Winchell Family Origin

Where is the Winchell family from?

Winchell Family Occupations

What did your Winchell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Winchell family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Winchell. The most common Winchell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Winchell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Winchell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Winchell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Winchell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Winchell. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Winchell. For the veterans among your Winchell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Winchell Life Expectancy

What is the average Winchell lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Winchell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Winchell in 1943 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Winchell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Winchell 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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