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Jonke Family History

Jonke Name Meaning

nickname from a diminutive of Middle High German junc, Middle Low German junk ‘young’. (also Jönke): from a pet form of Jo(h)n, a reduced form of Johannes (see John).

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


Similar surnames: Jenke, Johnke, Janke, Jonker, Jeske, Jank, Popke, Henke, Jone, Johnk

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Where is the Jonke family from?

You can see how Jonke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jonke family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Jonke families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Jonke families living in Minnesota. This was about 38% of all the recorded Jonke's in the USA. Minnesota and 1 other state had the highest population of Jonke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jonke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jonke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jonke. 27% of Jonke men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Jonke women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jonke were Carpenter 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
    27%
  • Truck Driver
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    60%
  • Housekeeper
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Jonke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jonke 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 669 immigration records available for the last name Jonke. 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 322 military records available for the last name Jonke. For the veterans among your Jonke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jonke lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Jonke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Jonke in 1962 was 25, and 81 in 2004.

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