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Dunk Name Meaning

English (Kent and Sussex): unexplained. Dutch: variant of Donk . Compare Van Dunk .

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


Similar surnames: Zunk, Durk, Dung, Munk, Denk, Junk, Duck, Yunk, Bunk, Funk

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Where is the Dunk family from?

You can see how Dunk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dunk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dunk families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Dunk families living in New York. This was about 30% of all the recorded Dunk's in USA. New York had the highest population of Dunk families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dunk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dunk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dunk. 27% of Dunk men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Dunk women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dunk were Mechanic and Beauty Operator. .

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Mechanic
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    40%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Packer
    14%
  • Beauty Operator
    14%
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Dunk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dunk 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 Dunk. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Dunk. For the veterans among your Dunk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dunk lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Dunk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Dunk in 1952 was 47, and 70 in 2004.

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