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Winchell Name Meaning

English: from Old English wencel ‘child’, perhaps used to distinguish a son from his father with the same forename or perhaps a nickname for a person with a baby face or childlike manner. Scottish: habitational name for someone from the lands of Windshiel (formerly Winscheill) in Berwickshire.

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

Similar surnames: Mitchell, Witcher, Rishell, Birchall, Lindell, Wivell, Swindell

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Where is the Winchell family from?

You can see how Winchell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Winchell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Winchell families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 17 Winchell families living in Durham. This was about 45% of all the recorded Winchell's in the UK. Durham had the highest population of Winchell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Winchell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Winchell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Winchell. .

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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 Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Winchell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Winchell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Winchell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Winchell lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Winchell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Winchell in 1943 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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