Bunker Family History

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Bunker Name Meaning

English: nickname, of Norman origin, for a reliable or good-hearted person, from Old French bon ‘good’ + cuer ‘heart’ (Latin cor). German: variant of Boenker.

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

Similar surnames: Dunker, Bunner, Bunkers, Burker, Butner, Booker, Benker, Banker

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Bunker Family Origin

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Bunker Family Occupations

What did your Bunker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bunker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Bunker's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bunker. A less common occupation for the Bunker family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Bunker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 79,000 census records available for the last name Bunker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bunker 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Bunker. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Bunker. For the veterans among your Bunker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bunker Life Expectancy

What is the average Bunker lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bunker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bunker in 1954 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bunker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bunker 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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