Winch Family History

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Winch Name Meaning

in examples such as William de la Winche (Worcestershire 1275) evidently a topographic name, perhaps for someone who lived at a spot where boats were hauled up onto the land by means of pulleys, from Middle English winche ‘reel’, ‘roller’. However, Old English wince as an element of place names may also have meant ‘corner’ or ‘nook’, and in some cases the surname may be derived from this sense. in examples such as William le Wynch (Sussex 1327) it appears to be a nickname, perhaps from the lapwing, Old English (hleap)wince.

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

Similar surnames: Finch, Pinch, Lynch, Wisch, Clinch, Fitch, Hinch, Pich, Wiech, Wint

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Winch Family Origin

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Winch Family Occupations

What did your Winch ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Winch family was Labourer. The most common Winch occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Winch's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Bricklayer and Carman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Winch.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Carman

  • Labourer


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Winch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Winch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Winch 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Winch. 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 Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Winch. For the veterans among your Winch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Winch Life Expectancy

What is the average Winch lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Winch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Winch in 1944 was 36, and 88 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Winch 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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