Origin of the name
Winkel comes from the corner of a house. From this word the name “Winkler” is the job name for the owner of a small shop.
Source: ancestry.de – © 2006 Brockhaus Duden Neue Medien GmbH, Mannheim
Geographical distribution in Germany
In GeoGen there are 26211 entries for this names in 439 different counties. Calculated to the entire population there are around 69896 people with this name in Germany. The name is much more often than the average. Winkler is on place 57 of the most frequent names.
Most Winklers are in the county of Mittweida (Saxonia) / Germany: 1900 phone lines per one million population. Least Winklers are found in Bitburg-Prüm county.