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Wynne Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Wynn. Welsh: variant of Gwynn. Irish (Connacht): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Gaoithin ‘descendant of Gaoithín’ (see Gahan), because Gaelic gaoth also means ‘wind’, and the English surname Wynne was taken as being related to the English vocabulary word wind.

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


Similar surnames: Wynn, Gwynne, Winne, Wyne, Winn, Wann, Wynns, Wyse, Wine, Lynne

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Where is the Wynne family from?

You can see how Wynne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wynne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wynne families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 45 Wynne families living in Ontario. This was about 31% of all the recorded Wynne's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Wynne families in 1911.
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What did your Wynne ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Indian Hunter were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Wynne. 32% of Wynne men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Wynne women worked as an Indian Hunter. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wynne were Labourer and Stenographer.

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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
    32%
  • Indian Hunter
    19%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Labourer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Indian Hunter
    43%
  • Saleslady
    29%
  • Stenographer
    29%
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Census Records

There are 95,000 census records available for the last name Wynne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wynne 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Wynne. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Wynne. For the veterans among your Wynne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wynne lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Wynne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wynne in 1945 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

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