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Winton Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various places called Winton. Those near Edinburgh and in North Yorkshire are named from the Old English byname or personal name Wine (meaning ‘friend’) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; one in former Westmorland (now Cumbria) probably has as its first element an Old English winn ‘pasture’; and one in Lancashire has Old English wiðigen ‘growing with willows’.

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


Similar surnames: Wilton, Linton, Winston, Hinton, Swinton, Sinton, Dunton, Kinton

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Where is the Winton family from?

You can see how Winton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Winton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Winton families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Winton families living in New York. This was about 20% of all the recorded Winton's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Winton families in 1840.
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What did your Winton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Winton. 21% of Winton men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Winton women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Winton were Farming and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    8%
  • Seamstress
    6%
  • Maid
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Winton. 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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There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Winton. For the veterans among your Winton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Winton lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Winton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Winton in 1943 was 35, and 84 in 2004.

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