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Winney Name Meaning

Variant of Dutch Winne. English: from an unattested Old English personal name, Wyngeofu, composed of the elements wyn ‘joy’ + geofu ‘battle’.

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


Similar surnames: Linney, Winne, Finney, Binney, Winkley, Willey, Widney, Winey, Tinner

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Where is the Winney family from?

You can see how Winney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Winney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Winney families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 21 Winney families living in New York. This was about 84% of all the recorded Winney's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Winney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Winney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Winney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Winney. 25% of Winney men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Winney women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Winney were Barber and Salesman.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Barber
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Winney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Winney 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 666 immigration records available for the last name Winney. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Winney. For the veterans among your Winney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Winney lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Winney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Winney in 1955 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

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