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Winslow Family History

Winslow Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Winslow, a place in Buckinghamshire named from the genitive case of the Old English personal name or byname Wine (meaning ‘friend’) + Old English hlaw ‘hill’, ‘mound’, ‘barrow’.

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


Similar surnames: Kinslow, Winston, Wadlow, Bigelow, Anslow, Insley, Wansley, Winkley

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Where is the Winslow family from?

You can see how Winslow families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Winslow family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Winslow families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 66 Winslow families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Winslow's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Winslow families in 1911.
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What did your Winslow ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Winslow. 52% of Winslow men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    52%
  • Manager
    9%
  • Farmers Son
    9%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 95,000 census records available for the last name Winslow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Winslow 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Winslow. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Winslow. For the veterans among your Winslow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Winslow lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Winslow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Winslow in 1944 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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