Winton Family History

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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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Winton Ethnicity Estimate

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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Winton Family Origin

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Winton Family Occupations

What did your Winton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Winton family was Laborer. The most common Winton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Winton's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Winton.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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Winton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Winton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Winton 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 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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Draft Card

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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Winton Life Expectancy

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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