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Funchess Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Funccius a Latinized (humanistic) form of Funke . It is found mainly among African Americans.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Funches, Punches, Rencher, Kunesh, Jungles, Dingess, Kinchen

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Where is the Funchess family from?

You can see how Funchess families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Funchess family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Funchess families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Funchess families living in Mississippi. This was about 50% of all the recorded Funchess's in USA. Mississippi and 1 other state had the highest population of Funchess families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Funchess surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Funchess ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Funchess. 35% of Funchess men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Funchess women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Funchess were Carpenter and New Worker. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    33%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    21%
  • Laundress
    14%
  • Farm Hand
    11%
  • New Worker
    7%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Funchess. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Funchess census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 60 immigration records available for the last name Funchess. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 527 military records available for the last name Funchess. For the veterans among your Funchess ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Funchess lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Funchess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Funchess in 1955 was 51, and 65 in 2004.

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