Winker Family History

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Winker Name Meaning

German: nickname for an agitated or nervous person, or one with a nervous tic, from an agent derivative of Middle High German winken originally meaning ‘to wave or shake’ and later ‘to wink or blink’.

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

Similar surnames: Winter, Kinker, Rinker, Wicker, Winkel, Winzer, Winkler, Linker

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Winker Family Origin

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Winker Family Occupations

What did your Winker ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Railway Clerk and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Winker. 8% of Winker men worked as a Railway Clerk and 55% of Winker women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Winker were Bricklayers Labourer and Cafe Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Railway Clerk
  • Assistant Secretary Of Company Financial Accountant enginner
  • Blind incapacitated
  • Bricklayers Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Cafe Manageress
  • Cafe Waitress

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Winker Historical Records

What Winker family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Winker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Winker 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 883 immigration records available for the last name Winker. 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 849 military records available for the last name Winker. For the veterans among your Winker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Winker Life Expectancy

What is the average Winker lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Winker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Winker in 1954 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Winker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Winker 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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