Windsor Family History

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Windsor Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Windsor in Berkshire, Broadwindsor in Dorset, or Winsor in Devon and Hampshire, all named from an unattested Old English windels ‘windlass’ + Old English ora ‘bank’.

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

Similar surnames: Winsor, Winder, Winslow, Winger, Windle, Widger, Hinkson, Linder

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Windsor Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Windsor name?

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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Windsor Family Origin

Where is the Windsor family from?

Windsor Family Occupations

What did your Windsor ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Tin Smith and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Windsor. A less common occupation for the Windsor family was Servant. The most common Windsor occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Windsor's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Tin Smith

  • Fisherman

  • Servant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Windsor ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Windsor Historical Records

What Windsor family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 95,000 census records available for the last name Windsor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Windsor 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Windsor. 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 Card

There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Windsor. For the veterans among your Windsor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Windsor Life Expectancy

What is the average Windsor lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Windsor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Windsor in 1945 was 58, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Windsor

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Windsor ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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