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Hinkle Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Hinkel . English: variant of Hinckley .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Hinckle, Hinkley, Kinkle, Henkle, Hickle, Dinkle, Hinke, Winkles

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Where is the Hinkle family from?

You can see how Hinkle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hinkle family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Hinkle families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 79 Hinkle families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 29% of all the recorded Hinkle's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hinkle families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hinkle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hinkle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hinkle. 20% of Hinkle men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Hinkle women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hinkle were Truck Driver and Housework. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Housework
    5%
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Census Records

There are 77,000 census records available for the last name Hinkle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hinkle 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hinkle. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Hinkle. For the veterans among your Hinkle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hinkle lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hinkle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hinkle in 1941 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

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