Hinkel Family History

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Hinkel Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: variant of Henkel. German: nickname for a timid, fearful person, from dialect hinkel ‘chicken’.

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

Similar surnames: Hinker, Winkel, Hinken, Finkel, Hinke, Dinkel, Rinkel, Ginkel, Kinkel

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Hinkel Family Origin

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Hinkel Family Occupations

What did your Hinkel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hinkel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Hinkel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hinkel family was Tailor. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hinkel.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor


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

Hinkel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Hinkel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hinkel 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hinkel. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hinkel. For the veterans among your Hinkel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hinkel Life Expectancy

What is the average Hinkel lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hinkel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Hinkel in 1941 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hinkel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hinkel 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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