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Dunkle Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Dunkel .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Runkle, Dinkle, Finkle, Dunklee, Winkle, Burkle, Conkle, Dumke

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Where is the Dunkle family from?

You can see how Dunkle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dunkle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dunkle families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 54 Dunkle families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Dunkle's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dunkle families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dunkle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dunkle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dunkle. 22% of Dunkle men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Dunkle women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dunkle were Truck Driver 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Dunkle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dunkle 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 742 immigration records available for the last name Dunkle. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Dunkle. For the veterans among your Dunkle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dunkle lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Dunkle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dunkle in 1948 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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