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Winter Name Meaning

English, German, Danish, and Swedish: nickname or byname for someone of a frosty or gloomy temperament, from Middle English, Middle High German, Danish, Swedish winter (Old English winter, Old High German wintar, Old Norse vetr). The Swedish name can be ornamental. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Winter ‘winter’, either an ornamental name or one of the group of names denoting the seasons, which were distributed at random by government officials. Compare Summer, Fruhling, and Herbst. Irish: Anglicized form ( part translation) of Gaelic Mac Giolla-Gheimhridh ‘son of the lad of winter’, from geimhreadh ‘winter’. This name is also Anglicized McAlivery. Mistranslation of French Livernois, which is in fact a habitational name, but mistakenly construed as l’hiver ‘winter’.

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


Similar surnames: Winder, Winger, Winzer, Wicker, Pinter, Kinter, Winker, Minter

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Winter Family Origin

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Winter Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Winter family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Winter. The most common Winter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Winter's were Farmers.

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Winter Life Expectancy

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