Winchester Family History

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Winchester Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city in Hampshire, so named from the addition of Old English ceaster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’) to the Romano-British name Venta, of disputed origin.

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


Similar surnames: Manchester, Worcester, Chester, Rochester, Dorchester, Lancaster

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Winchester Family Origin

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Winchester Family Occupations

What did your Winchester ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Winchester family was Annuitant. Agricultural Labourer, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Winchester. The most common Winchester occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Winchester's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Winchester ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Winchester Historical Records

What Winchester family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Winchester. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Winchester 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Winchester. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Winchester. For the veterans among your Winchester ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Winchester Life Expectancy

What is the average Winchester lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Winchester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Winchester in 1944 was 51, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Winchester

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Winchester 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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