Winkel Family History

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Winkel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived on a corner of land in the country or 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). This surname is also established in Denmark, Sweden, and elsewhere in central Europe. German: habitational name from any of various places named Winkel. Dutch and Belgian (van (der) Winkel, van den Winkel): habitational name from any of numerous minor places named 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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Winkel Family Origin

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Winkel Family Occupations

What did your Winkel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Winkel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Winkel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Winkel. A less common occupation for the Winkel family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Butcher

  • Carpenter


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Winkel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Winkel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Winkel 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 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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Draft Card

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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Winkel Life Expectancy

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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