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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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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 the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Winkel families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Winkel's in the 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 US 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
    21%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    12%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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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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