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Winton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Winton including those in Lancashire Sussex Westmorland and North Yorkshire. The name's distribution suggests that it is most often from Winton in Alfriston (Sussex). The Sussex placename derives from the Old English personal name Wīga + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas (genitive -inga-) + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. The Lancashire placename derives from Old English wīthign ‘willow willow copse’ + tūn. The North Yorkshire placename derives from the Old English personal name Wine + tūn. The Westmorland placename probably derives from Old English winn ‘pasture’ + tūn. Black commented that this name in Scotland is ‘of territorial origin from the lands of Winton in the parish of Pencaitland East Lothian’. These ‘lands’ are named for the de Wyntoun family who gave their name to Winton House (East Lothian) in the 12th century.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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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 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 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 USA 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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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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