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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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Where is the Winker family from?

You can see how Winker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Winker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Winker families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Winker family living in Florida Territory. This was about 33% of all the recorded Winker's in USA. Florida Territory and 2 other states had the highest population of Winker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Winker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Winker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Winker. 32% of Winker men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Winker women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Winker were Carpenter and Housework. .

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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

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Farmer
    29%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    19%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Seamstress
    15%
  • Housework
    15%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 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 Lists

There are 883 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 Cards

There are 849 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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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.

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