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Tinkler Name Meaning

English (northern) and Scottish: variant of Tinker . Probably an altered form of German Dinkler a metonymic occupational name for a grain farmer or grain merchant from an agent derivative of Middle High German dinkel ‘spelt’ (a variety of wheat).

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


Similar surnames: Tinkle, Tingler, Minkler, Winkler, Tiller, Tinker, Tendler, Tinder

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Where is the Tinkler family from?

You can see how Tinkler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tinkler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tinkler families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Tinkler families living in Ohio. This was about 36% of all the recorded Tinkler's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Tinkler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tinkler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tinkler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tinkler. 24% of Tinkler men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Tinkler women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tinkler were Carpenter and Secretary. .

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    21%
  • Housewife
    21%
  • Bookkeeper
    13%
  • Secretary
    13%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Tinkler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tinkler 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tinkler. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Tinkler. For the veterans among your Tinkler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tinkler lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Tinkler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Tinkler in 1959 was 63, and 81 in 2004.

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