Winkley Family History

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Winkley Name Meaning

English: habitational name, perhaps from Winkleigh in Devon, named with an unattested Old English personal name Wineca + leah ‘woodland clearing’. However, the modern surname occurs chiefly in South Yorkshire and Lancashire, which suggests that another, unidentified source may be involved. Americanized form of German Winkele.

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

Similar surnames: Windley, Finkley, Lindley, Bickley, Kirkley, Tinsley, Binkley, Windle

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Winkley Family Origin

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Winkley Family Occupations

What did your Winkley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Cotton Spinner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Winkley. The most common Winkley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Winkley's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Winkley family was Grocer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Cotton Spinner

  • Farmer

  • Grocer


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

Winkley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Winkley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Winkley 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 718 immigration records available for the last name Winkley. 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 979 military records available for the last name Winkley. For the veterans among your Winkley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Winkley Life Expectancy

What is the average Winkley lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Winkley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Winkley in 1959 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Winkley

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