Winkler Family History

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Winkler Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived on a corner or occupational name for someone who kept a corner shop or farmed a corner of land, from an agent derivative of Winkel 1. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe, being found for example as a Czech, Polish, Slovenian, and Hungarian name.

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

Similar surnames: Winkel, Finkle, Tinkler, Rinker, Tingler, Winkle, Winkeler, Winckler

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Winkler Family Origin

Where is the Winkler family from?

Winkler Family Occupations

What did your Winkler ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Winkler occupation in the UK was Baker (Master Employing 2 Men. 13% of Winkler's were Baker (Master Employing 2 Mens. Baker (Master Employing 2 Men, Gardener (Dom) and Gun Barrel Filer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Winkler. A less common occupation for the Winkler family was Homeowner No Occupation.

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  • Baker (Master Employing 2 Men

  • Gardener (Dom)

  • Gun Barrel Filer

  • Homeowner No Occupation


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

Winkler Historical Records

What Winkler family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 88,000 census records available for the last name Winkler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Winkler 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 38,000 immigration records available for the last name Winkler. 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 42,000 military records available for the last name Winkler. For the veterans among your Winkler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Winkler Life Expectancy

What is the average Winkler lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Winkler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Winkler in 1943 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Winkler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Winkler 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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