Last name: WINKLER

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WINKLER : This last name is indexed 230,292 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WINKLER : 1: 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.2: Americanized or Germanized form of Czech Hungarian Slovenian Slovak and Croatian Vinkler itself a Slavicized form of the German surname (see 1 above).

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