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Winkle Family History

Winkle Name Meaning
Respelling of German and Jewish Winkel.English: probably a nickname for a small man, from winkle, a kind of small shellfish.

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

250,848 Historical Documents with Winkle on Ancestry.com
41,825 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,318 Military Records
2,622 Immigration Records
36,599 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Winkle Families

  • Number of Winkle families
     38 - 74
     13 - 37
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Winkle families
     110 - 217
     37 - 109
     1 - 36
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Winkle last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Winkle census records

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Winkle Family Origin

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Winkle Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Winkle

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Winkle Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Winkle census records

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Winkle Civil War Service Records

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