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Shenk Family History

Shenk Name Meaning
Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Schenk 2.Americanized spelling of German Schenk or Slovenian Šenk (see Senk).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

105,575 Historical Documents with Shenk on Ancestry.com
13,075 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,524 Military Records
857 Immigration Records
14,535 Census and Voter Lists
74,584 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Shenk Families

  • Number of Shenk families
     130 - 257
     44 - 129
     1 - 43
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shenk families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Shenk last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Shenk census records

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Shenk Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Shenk families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Shenk Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Shenk families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Shenk

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Shenk Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Shenk census records

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Shenk Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

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