This is the collaborative home page of the Winkler Family that has lived in Gyor County, Hungary since the late 18th Century. The genetic marker for male members our family with the Winkler surname (classified by scholars as "Y Chromosome J-L147.1"), is Semitic. Members of the extended family are welcome to add to this page, to add relatives to our Geni family tree, and to upload documents, photographs, or stories that you think will be of interest. This is an entirely collaborative project in which all are welcome to participate.
There are three Hungarian branches that we have identified thus far, who appear to descend separately from brothers Jakob Winkler, from Gyomore, Gyor County, Hungary. Extensive family trees for the brothers can be found here on Geni.com.
The family of Ignac Winkler spread from Gyomore throughout the villages of southern Gyor County, including Tet, Gyorszemere, and Gyarmat. After the failed socialist revolution of 1919 and the anti-Semitic counter revolution that followed, most of this branch of the family moved to the safer confines of the neaby city of Gyor. The majority of the male members of this branch became butchers and sausage makers. One who chose another profession was the famous automotive designer Winkler Dezso whose son and grandchildren presently live in Budapest and the United States. Numerous graves of members of this branch of the family can be found in the Jewish cemetery in Tet.
The descendants of Moses Winkler lived in Gyor and now live in Budapest, Gyor, Israel and France and include shopkeeprs, computer engineers, and a student of veterinary medicine.
According to the records, a third branch lived in the town of Csorna, west of Gyor. No effort has yet been made to link this family to the tree, but there is little doubt that ultimately an enterprising person will sit down with the records (copies of which can be found in the Mormon archives) and find the missing link.
If you are a Winkler, and would like to determine whether you are connected to this family, you are very welcome to browse our tree and/or take a Y chromosome DNA test at our affiliated Jewish DNA Project website, which can be found here:
Questions or comments regarding this project can be sent to Adam Brown