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Winthrop Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire called Winthorpe. The former is named with the Old English personal name or byname Wine, meaning ‘friend’, + Old Norse þorp ‘settlement’. In the latter the first element is a contracted form of the Old English personal name Wigmund, composed of the elements wig ‘war’ + mund ‘protection’, or the Old Norse equivalent, Vígmundr.

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

Similar surnames: Winton, Winterton, Winston, Winter, Windham, Balthrop, Gawthrop

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Winthrop Family Origin

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Winthrop Family Occupations

What did your Winthrop ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Winthrop occupation in Canada was Agent. 25% of Winthrop's were Agents. A less common occupation for the Winthrop family was Spinner. Agent, Farmer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Winthrop.

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  • Servant

  • Spinner


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Winthrop Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Winthrop. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Winthrop 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Winthrop. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Winthrop. For the veterans among your Winthrop ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Winthrop Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Winthrop life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Winthrop in 1957 was 55, and 74 in 2004.

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