Van Winkle Family History

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Van Winkle Name Meaning

Dutch (also Van Winckle, Van Winkel): topographic name for someone who lived on a corner (either a street corner or a corner of land), from Dutch winkel ‘corner’, ‘nook’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, for example in North Holland.

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

Similar surnames: Van Tine, Van Slyke, Van Kirk, Vandewiele, Van Dale, Van Dyke

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Van Winkle Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Van Winkle name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Van Winkle. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Van Winkle Family Origin

Where is the Van Winkle family from?

Van Winkle Family Occupations

What did your Van Winkle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Van Winkle. A less common occupation for the Van Winkle family was Laborer. The most common Van Winkle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Van Winkle's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Van Winkle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Van Winkle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Van Winkle 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 Van Winkle. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Van Winkle. For the veterans among your Van Winkle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Van Winkle Life Expectancy

What is the average Van Winkle lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Van Winkle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Van Winkle in 1957 was 49, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Van Winkle 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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