Dinkel Family History

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Dinkel Name Meaning

South German: metonymic occupational name for a grain farmer, from Middle High German dinkel ‘spelt’, ‘wheat’.

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

Similar surnames: Rinkel, Winkel, Finkel, Zindel, Dankel, Zirkel, Dunkel, Dinger

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Dinkel Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dinkel name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dinkel. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Dinkel Family Origin

Where is the Dinkel family from?

Dinkel Family Occupations

What did your Dinkel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dinkel occupation in Canada was Editor. 50% of Dinkel's were Editors. Editor and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Dinkel.

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  • Editor

  • Farmer


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

Dinkel Historical Records

What Dinkel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Dinkel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dinkel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dinkel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Dinkel. For the veterans among your Dinkel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dinkel Life Expectancy

What is the average Dinkel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Dinkel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Dinkel in 1953 was 59, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dinkel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dinkel 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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