Tinkler Family History

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Tinkler Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: variant of Tinker. Probably an altered spelling 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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Tinkler Family Origin

Where is the Tinkler family from?

Tinkler Family Occupations

What did your Tinkler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Tinkler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Tinkler's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Black Smith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tinkler. A less common occupation for the Tinkler family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Black Smith

  • Carpenter


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

Tinkler Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Tinkler Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tinkler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tinkler ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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