Winney Family History

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Winney Name Meaning

Variant of Dutch Winne. English: from an unattested Old English personal name, Wyngeofu, composed of the elements wyn ‘joy’ + geofu ‘battle’.

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

Similar surnames: Linney, Winne, Finney, Binney, Winkley, Willey, Widney, Winey, Tinner

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Winney Family Origin

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Winney Family Occupations

What did your Winney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Winney occupation in Canada was Going To School. 57% of Winney's were Going To Schools. Going To School and Labourer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Winney. A less common occupation for the Winney family was Servant.

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  • Going To School

  • Labourer

  • Servant


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

Winney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Winney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Winney 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 666 immigration records available for the last name Winney. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Winney. For the veterans among your Winney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Winney Life Expectancy

What is the average Winney lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Winney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Winney in 1955 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Winney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Winney 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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