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Guinan Family History

Guinan Name Meaning

Irish (Offaly Tipperary and Kilkenny): shortened Anglicized form of two distinct Gaelic names which have now become confused: Ó Cuinneáin ‘descendant of Cuinneán’ a personal name from a diminutive of conn ‘chief’ and Ó Cuineáin ‘descendant of Cuineán’ a personal name from a diminutive of cana ‘whelp’.

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

Similar surnames: Quinlan, Dinan, Quinn, Gunn, Finan, Goonan, Ginn, Guinn, Guin, Guida

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Where is the Guinan family from?

You can see how Guinan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Guinan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Guinan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 18 Guinan families living in London. This was about 32% of all the recorded Guinan's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Guinan families in 1891.
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What did your Guinan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Guinan. 100% of Guinan men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Guinan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Hotel Waitress
  • Hospital Nurse
  • Nurse In Training Hospital
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Guinan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Guinan. For the veterans among your Guinan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Guinan lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Guinan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Guinan in 1952 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

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