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Dunker Name Meaning

North German: nickname from Middle Low German dunker ‘dark’, ‘conceited’, or ‘unclear’. Dutch: variant of Donker.

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


Similar surnames: Dunkel, Denker, Ducker, Donker, Duker, Rucker, Junker, Danker, Bunker

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Where is the Dunker family from?

You can see how Dunker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dunker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dunker families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Dunker families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Dunker's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dunker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dunker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dunker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dunker. 30% of Dunker men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Dunker women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dunker were Clerk 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
    30%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Secretary
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Dunker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dunker 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Dunker. 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 Dunker. For the veterans among your Dunker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dunker lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Dunker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dunker in 1948 was 75, and 78 in 2004.

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