Funk Family History

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Funk Name Meaning

German: nickname for a blacksmith, or for a small and lively or irritable individual, from Middle High German vunke ‘spark’.

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


Similar surnames: Fank, Munk, Fink, Turk, Bunt, Link, Zink, Fund, Lunz, Junk

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Funk Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Funk name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Funk. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    46%

  • Germanic Europe

    17%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    5%

  • Norway

    4%

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Funk Family Origin

Where is the Funk family from?

Funk Family Occupations

What did your Funk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Funk. The most common Funk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Funk's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Funk family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Funk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 130,000 census records available for the last name Funk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Funk 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Funk. 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 30,000 military records available for the last name Funk. For the veterans among your Funk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Funk Life Expectancy

What is the average Funk lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Funk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Funk in 1940 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Funk 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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