Winslow Family History

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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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Winslow Family Origin

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Winslow Family Occupations

What did your Winslow ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Winslow family was Cooper. The most common Winslow occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Winslow's were Farmers. Farmer, School and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Winslow.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Clerk

  • Cooper


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

Winslow Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Winslow Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Winslow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Winslow 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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