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Tinkle Family History

Tinkle Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of German Dinkel an occupational name for a grain farmer or grain merchant.

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


Similar surnames: Tinkler, Tintle, Tickle, Dinkle, Finkle, Tingle, Ringle, Hinkle

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Where is the Tinkle family from?

You can see how Tinkle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tinkle family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Tinkle families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Tinkle families living in Indiana. This was about 44% of all the recorded Tinkle's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Tinkle families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tinkle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tinkle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tinkle. 32% of Tinkle men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Tinkle women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tinkle were Labor and Clerk. .

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Labor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    24%
  • Seamstress
    12%
  • Saleslady
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Tinkle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tinkle 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 145 immigration records available for the last name Tinkle. 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 867 military records available for the last name Tinkle. For the veterans among your Tinkle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tinkle lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Tinkle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Tinkle in 1952 was 54, and 64 in 2004.

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