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Whinery Family History

Whinery Name Meaning

English: probably either a topographic name from Middle English whin ‘whin’, ‘gorse’ (Old Norse hvin) + wra(y) ‘nook or corner of land’ (Old Norse vrá), or a habitational name from Whinneray in Gosforth, Cumbria, which may have the same origin.

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


Similar surnames: Whitney, Hiner, Wainer, Chantry, Chenery, Weiher, Twiner, Whinnery

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Where is the Whinery family from?

You can see how Whinery families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Whinery family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Whinery families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Whinery families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Whinery's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Whinery families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Whinery surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Whinery ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Whinery. 35% of Whinery men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Whinery women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Whinery were Farming and Bookkeeper.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    27%
  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • School Teacher
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Whinery. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whinery 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 289 immigration records available for the last name Whinery. 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 972 military records available for the last name Whinery. For the veterans among your Whinery ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Whinery lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Whinery life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Whinery in 1950 was 43, and 85 in 2004.

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