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Ince Family History

Ince Name Meaning

English:: habitational name from Ince in Makerfield (Lancashire) Ince (Cheshire) or Ince Blundell (Lancashire). The placenames derive from Proto-Welsh ïnïs ‘island’. possibly a post-medieval West Midlands variant of Hints a habitational name from either of two places called Hints (Staffordshire Shropshire). The placenames probably derive from Proto-Welsh hïnt ‘way path’ + Middle English plural -es. possibly a variant with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s of Inn from residence at an inn or inns from Middle English in (singular) or innes (plural) ‘tavern lodging(s) tenement(s)’. There seems also to have been some confusion with Scottish Innes .

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

Similar surnames: Hince, Vince, Linde, Nye, Inge, Winch, Lance, Ponce, Irace, Rinne

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Where is the Ince family from?

You can see how Ince families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ince family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ince families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 46 Ince families living in Ontario. This was about 68% of all the recorded Ince's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ince families in 1911.
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What did your Ince ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Ince. 39% of Ince men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Ince women worked as a Stenographer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Miner
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
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Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Ince life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ince in 1947 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

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