Shunk Family History

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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

What did your Shunk ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Shunk ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Shunk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shunk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shunk census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Shunk. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Shunk. For the veterans among your Shunk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shunk Life Expectancy

What is the average Shunk lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shunk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shunk ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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