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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    10%
  • Bricklayer

    2%
  • Carman

    2%
  • Labourer

    2%

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

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Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Winch

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