Jenks Name Meaning

English (also found in Wales): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jenk, a back-formation from Jenkin with the removal of the supposed Anglo-Norman French diminutive suffix -in.

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


Similar surnames: Weeks, Jonas, Benis, Jeans, Jenke, Jenkins, Janes, Jens, Venus, Jesus

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Jenks Family Origin

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Jenks Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Jenks family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jenks. The most common Jenks occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Jenks's were Farmers.

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Jenks Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Jenks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Jenks in 1944 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jenks

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