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Winkel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived on a piece of land enclosed by woods or rivers or on a street corner in a town or city from Middle High German winkel German Winkel ‘corner’. In time this word also came to denote a corner shop (see Winkelmann Winkler ). This surname is also found in Denmark Poland and France (mainly Lorraine). German: habitational name from any of various places called Winkel. Dutch and Flemish (Van Winkel Van der Winkel Van den Winkel): habitational name from any of numerous minor places called with winkel ‘corner’ for example (Ten) Winkel in many provinces of Belgium and the Netherlands or either of two places called Oostwinkel in East and West Flanders.

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

Similar surnames: Sickel, Wicker, Finkel, Zindel, Zirkel, Pickel, Dinkel, Wendel

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Where is the Winkel family from?

You can see how Winkel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Winkel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Winkel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Winkel families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Winkel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Winkel families in 1840.
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What did your Winkel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Winkel. 21% of Winkel men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Winkel women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Winkel were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Winkel. 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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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Winkel. For the veterans among your Winkel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Winkel lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Winkel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Winkel in 1943 was 61, and 76 in 2004.

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