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Denker Name Meaning

nickname for a left-handed person, from an agent derivative of Middle High German tenk ‘left’. Frisian and North German variant of Dankert.

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


Similar surnames: Zenker, Decker, Dunker, Denner, Benner, Denke, Lenker, Denyer, Dekker

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Where is the Denker family from?

You can see how Denker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Denker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Denker families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Denker family living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Denker's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Denker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Denker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Denker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Denker. 23% of Denker men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Denker women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Denker were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper.

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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
    12%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Saleslady
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Denker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Denker 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Denker. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Denker. For the veterans among your Denker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Denker lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Denker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Denker in 1948 was 49, and 83 in 2004.

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