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Winterton Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in Lincolnshire and Norfolk named Winterton. The first was named in Old English as ‘farmstead (Old English tūn) of the family or followers (-inga-) of a man called Winter’. Winterton-on-Sea in Norfolk is from Old English winter ‘winter’ + tūn ‘enclosure settlement’ perhaps denoting a place inhabited only in winter.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Winton, Winston, Anderton, Winthrop, Pinkerton, Winter, Wolverton

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Where is the Winterton family from?

You can see how Winterton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Winterton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Winterton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 22 Winterton families living in Ontario. This was about 76% of all the recorded Winterton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Winterton families in 1911.
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What did your Winterton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Winterton. 50% of Winterton 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
    50%
  • Labourer
    30%
  • Machinist
    20%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Winterton. 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 906 military records available for the last name Winterton. For the veterans among your Winterton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Winterton lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Winterton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Winterton in 1954 was 43, and 91 in 2004.

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