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Winham Family History

Winham Surname Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Wingham a habitational name from Wingham a place in Kent named from an unattested Old English personal name Wiga or Old English wīg ‘heathen temple’ + -inga- ‘of the family or followers of’ + hām ‘homestead’ i.e. ‘homestead of Wiga's people’.

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


Similar surnames: Windham, Witham, Dunham, Bingham, Canham, Kingham, Benham, Wickham

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Where is the Winham family from?

You can see how Winham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Winham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Winham families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 21 Winham families living in London. This was about 23% of all the recorded Winham's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Winham families in 1891.
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What did your Winham ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Banker Mason Stone Fixer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Winham. 50% of Winham men worked as a Banker Mason Stone Fixer and 73% of Winham women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Winham were General Labourer and Incapacitated. .

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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

  • Banker Mason Stone Fixer
    50%
  • General Labourer
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Office Cleaner
    5%
  • Incapacitated
    5%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Winham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Winham 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 372 immigration records available for the last name Winham. 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 438 military records available for the last name Winham. For the veterans among your Winham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Winham lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Winham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Winham in 1946 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

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