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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch (also Van Winckle, Van Winkel) : topographic name for someone who lived on a corner (either a street corner or a corner of land), from Dutch winkel ‘corner’, ‘nook’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, for example in North Holland.
  • Jacob van Winkle settled in New Netherland in 1634.

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