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Boenker Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin. Possibly a habitational name from a place called Bonk in the former West Prussia, or a variant or alteration of Bönke, from a Slavic personal name Bon (from boniti ‘to scare’), or an occupational name for a carpenter, a rounded form of Benker, from Middle High German bank ‘bench’ + the -er agent suffix.

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


Similar surnames: Biener, Blenker, Boeker, Blender, Boecker, Borner, Bodner, Benner

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Where is the Boenker family from?

You can see how Boenker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boenker family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Boenker families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Boenker families living in Missouri. This was 100% of all the recorded Boenker's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Boenker families in 1880.
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What did your Boenker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Boenker. 55% of Boenker men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Boenker women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boenker were Farming and Housewife. .

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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
    55%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Farming
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Housewife
    50%
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What Boenker family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 861 census records available for the last name Boenker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boenker 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 31 immigration records available for the last name Boenker. 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 130 military records available for the last name Boenker. For the veterans among your Boenker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boenker lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2003, in the United States, Boenker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Boenker in 1942 was 39, and 71 in 2003.

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