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Winston Name Meaning

English: from an Old English personal name composed of the elements wynn ‘joy’ + stan ‘stone’. English: habitational name from any of various places called Winston or Winstone, from various Old English personal names + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, or, in the case of Winstone in Gloucestershire, Old English stan ‘stone’. Americanized form of Jewish Weinstein.

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

Similar surnames: Winton, Whiston, Hinton, Linton, Wilton, Hingston, Liston, Kinson

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Winston Family Origin

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Winston Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Winston. 23% of Winston men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Winston women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Winston were Janitor and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Janitor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Winston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 85,000 census records available for the last name Winston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Winston 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Winston. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Winston. For the veterans among your Winston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Winston Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Winston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Winston in 1940 was 8, and 74 in 2004.

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