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Guinn Family History

Guinn Name Meaning

Irish: reduced and altered form of McQuinn.

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


Similar surnames: Quinn, Guin, Guinan, Ginn, Linn, Going, Finn, Guire, Glynn, Gann

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Where is the Guinn family from?

You can see how Guinn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Guinn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Guinn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 29 Guinn families living in Quebec. This was about 48% of all the recorded Guinn's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Guinn families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Guinn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Guinn ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Guinn. 71% of Guinn men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Guinn women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Guinn were Minister and Dressmaker.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    71%
  • Labourer
    15%
  • Journalier
    8%
  • Minister
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Dressmaker
    50%
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What Guinn family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Guinn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guinn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Guinn. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Guinn. For the veterans among your Guinn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Guinn lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Guinn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Guinn in 1942 was 38, and 71 in 2004.

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