Winkler Family History
Winkler Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for someone who kept a corner shop or one who farmed a corner of land or a topographic name for someone who lived on a corner in all these senses being an agent derivative of Winkel 1 ‘corner’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) Hungary Poland Czechia and Slovenia often as a translation into German of corresponding Slavic topographic names or surnames. Americanized or Germanized form of Czech Hungarian Slovenian Slovak and Croatian Vinkler itself a Slavicized form of the German surname (see 1 above).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press