Winn Family History

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Winn Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Wynn. Variant of Welsh Gwynn.

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

Similar surnames: Win, Wine, Wynn, Gwinn, Winne, Wion, Wing, Dinn, Linn, Wind

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Winn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Winn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Winn. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Winn Family Origin

Where is the Winn family from?

Winn Family Occupations

What did your Winn ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Winn. A less common occupation for the Winn family was Labourer. The most common Winn occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Winn's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer


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

Winn Historical Records

What Winn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 177,000 census records available for the last name Winn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Winn 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Winn. 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 32,000 military records available for the last name Winn. For the veterans among your Winn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Winn Life Expectancy

What is the average Winn lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Winn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Winn in 1943 was 27, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Winn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Winn 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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