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Funk Name Meaning

German: nickname for a blacksmith or for a small and lively or irritable individual from Middle High German vunke ‘spark’. This surname is also found Poland Czechia Sweden Denmark France (Alsace and Lorraine) and the Netherlands. English: from Middle English funke fonke founck ‘spark of fire’ with the same meaning as 1 above.

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

Similar surnames: Fank, Munk, Fink, Turk, Bunt, Link, Zink, Fund, Lunz, Junk

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Where is the Funk family from?

You can see how Funk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Funk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Funk families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 151 Funk families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 39% of all the recorded Funk's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Funk families in 1840.
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What did your Funk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Funk. 17% of Funk men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Funk women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Funk were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Funk. 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 30,000 military records available for the last name Funk. For the veterans among your Funk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Funk lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Funk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Funk in 1940 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

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