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Winkley Name Meaning

English: habitational name, perhaps from Winkleigh in Devon, named with an unattested Old English personal name Wineca + leah ‘woodland clearing’. However, the modern surname occurs chiefly in South Yorkshire and Lancashire, which suggests that another, unidentified source may be involved. Americanized form of German Winkele.

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


Similar surnames: Windley, Finkley, Lindley, Bickley, Kirkley, Tinsley, Binkley, Windle

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Where is the Winkley family from?

You can see how Winkley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Winkley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Winkley families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 7 Winkley families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 41% of all the recorded Winkley's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Winkley families in 1911.
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What did your Winkley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Winkley. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Passenger Lists

There are 718 immigration records available for the last name Winkley. 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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There are 979 military records available for the last name Winkley. For the veterans among your Winkley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Winkley lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Winkley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Winkley in 1959 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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