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Hunker Name Meaning

German: from the Germanic personal name Hungar, composed of hun ‘Hun’, ‘giant’ or hun ‘bear cub’ + ger, gar ‘spear’.

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


Similar surnames: Hunger, Hunkler, Hunke, Huger, Wenker, Hucker, Zunker, Gunner, Huner

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Hunker Family Origin

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Hunker Family Occupations

What did your Hunker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hunker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Hunker's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hunker family was Boat Fireman. Farmer, Blacksmith and Confectioner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hunker.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Confectioner

    6%
  • Boat Fireman

    3%

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

Hunker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hunker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hunker 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Hunker. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hunker. For the veterans among your Hunker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hunker Life Expectancy

What is the average Hunker lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Hunker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hunker in 1947 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hunker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hunker 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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