Winks Family History

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Winks Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): probably a variant of Wink.

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


Similar surnames: Winke, Wink, Finks, Pinks, Inks, Binks, Wines, Jinks, Wicke, Wilks

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Winks Family Origin

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Winks Family Occupations

What did your Winks ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Winks. 29% of Winks men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Winks women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Winks were Laborer and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    30%
  • Operator
    30%
  • Saleswoman
    20%
  • Cook
    20%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Winks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Winks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Winks 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 751 immigration records available for the last name Winks. 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 652 military records available for the last name Winks. For the veterans among your Winks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Winks Life Expectancy

What is the average Winks lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Winks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Winks in 1962 was 79, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Winks

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Winks 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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