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Winker Name Meaning

German: nickname for an agitated or nervous person, or one with a nervous tic, from an agent derivative of Middle High German winken originally meaning ‘to wave or shake’ and later ‘to wink or blink’.

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


Similar surnames: Winter, Kinker, Rinker, Wicker, Winkel, Winzer, Winkler, Linker

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Winker Family Origin

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Winker Family Occupations

What did your Winker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Winker family was Cabinet Maker. Farmer, Box Maker and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Winker. The most common Winker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Winker's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Box Maker

    5%
  • Butcher

    5%
  • Cabinet Maker

    5%

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

Winker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Winker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Winker 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Winker. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Winker. For the veterans among your Winker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Winker Life Expectancy

What is the average Winker lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Winker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Winker in 1954 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Winker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Winker 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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