Winkle Family History

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Winkle Name Meaning

Respelling of German and Jewish Winkel. English: probably a nickname for a small man, from winkle, a kind of small shellfish.

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

Similar surnames: Tingle, Winkler, Winkles, Finkle, Winke, Hinkle, Tinkle, Winkley

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Winkle Family Origin

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Winkle Family Occupations

What did your Winkle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Winkle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Winkle's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Winkle family was Butcher. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Winkle.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Butcher


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

Winkle Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Winkle Life Expectancy

What is the average Winkle lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Winkle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Winkle in 1956 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Winkle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Winkle 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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