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Blenker Family History

Blenker Name Meaning

German (Lower Rhine): topographic name for someone living in a treeless area (very unusual in the Middle Ages) from Middle Low German blank ‘shining white empty’ here meaning ‘treeless’ + -er denoting an inhabitant.

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


Similar surnames: Blender, Boenker, Breuker, Beeker, Blecker, Klinker, Flecker, Brenner

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Where is the Blenker family from?

You can see how Blenker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blenker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Blenker families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 12 Blenker families living in Wisconsin. This was about 63% of all the recorded Blenker's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Blenker families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Blenker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Blenker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Blenker. 50% of Blenker men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    50%
  • Salesman
    19%
  • Farm Laborer
    19%
  • Proprietor
    13%
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What Blenker family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Blenker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blenker 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 105 immigration records available for the last name Blenker. 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 435 military records available for the last name Blenker. For the veterans among your Blenker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blenker lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Blenker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Blenker in 1956 was 48, and 83 in 2004.

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