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Hunke Family History

Hunke Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Hunke, a pet form of Huno, a short form of any of various compound Germanic names formed with hun ‘Hun’, ‘giant’ or hun ‘bear cub’ as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Huneke, Humke, Hunker, Hanke, Henke, Hucke, Punke, Jenke, Huske

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Where is the Hunke family from?

You can see how Hunke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hunke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hunke families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Hunke families living in Missouri. This was about 38% of all the recorded Hunke's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Hunke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hunke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hunke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hunke. 46% of Hunke men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Hunke women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hunke were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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
    46%
  • Laborer
    26%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    50%
  • Housewife
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hunke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hunke 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 500 immigration records available for the last name Hunke. 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 541 military records available for the last name Hunke. For the veterans among your Hunke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hunke lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Hunke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Hunke in 1959 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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