Dunker Family History

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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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Dunker Family Origin

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Dunker Family Occupations

What did your Dunker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dunker. The most common Dunker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Dunker's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dunker family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Dunker Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Dunker Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dunker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dunker 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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