Shunk Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schunk or Schank.

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


Similar surnames: Shonk, Shuck, Shank, Shenk, Yunk, Shirk, Shack, Sheek, Shock, Shane

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Shunk Family Origin

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Shunk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, the most common Shunk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Shunk's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shunk. A less common occupation for the Shunk family was Keeping House.

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Shunk Historical Records

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Shunk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Shunk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Shunk in 1945 was 53, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shunk

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