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Brunk Family History

Brunk Name Meaning

Variant of German Brunke.

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


Similar surnames: Bruns, Brunke, Trunk, Bruck, Brant, Brunn, Brank, Rund, Blunk, Brink

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Where is the Brunk family from?

You can see how Brunk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brunk family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Brunk families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Brunk families living in Illinois. This was about 21% of all the recorded Brunk's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Brunk families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brunk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brunk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brunk. 23% of Brunk men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Brunk women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brunk were Truck Driver 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
    23%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Brunk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brunk 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brunk. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Brunk. For the veterans among your Brunk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brunk lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Brunk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Brunk in 1946 was 69, and 72 in 2004.

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