Winkels History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Winkels family

The surname Winkels was first found in Saxony, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society that became prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches throughout Germany, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. Chronicles first mention Gerbod zu dem Winkel of Mainz in 1343, and Nicolaus Winkeler of Liegnitz in Silesia in 1397.

Early History of the Winkels family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winkels research. Another 254 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1582, 1628, 1631, 1650, 1654, 1675, 1704, 1710, 1735, 1766, and 1823 are included under the topic Early Winkels History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Winkels Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Winckler, Winkler, Winkel, Winckeler, Winkeler, Winck, Wincker, Winker, Winkele and many more.

Early Notables of the Winkels family (pre 1700)

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United States Winkels migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Winkels Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • A Gert Winkels, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1840 [1]
  • Joh Engelbert Winkels, who arrived in America in 1848 [1]
  • Leendard Winkels, aged 41, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • Sophie Winkels, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States, in 1894
Winkels Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Helane Winkels, aged 22, who landed in America from Dusseldorf, in 1903
  • Josef Mathias Winkels, aged 29, who landed in America from Hamburg, Germany, in 1911
  • Antonie Winkels, aged 37, who landed in America from Dusseldorf, Germany, in 1916
  • Johannes A. Winkels, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • Wm. J. Winkels, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Winkels (post 1700) +

  • Peter Winkels (1954-2021), Dutch writer, teacher and television presenter


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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