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Junk Name Meaning

South German: variant of Jung .

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


Similar surnames: Yunk, Jung, Jank, Zunk, Dunk, Munk, Funk, Bunk, Jun, Jud

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Where is the Junk family from?

You can see how Junk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Junk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Junk families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Junk families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Junk's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Junk families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Junk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Junk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Junk. 26% of Junk men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Junk women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Junk were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Junk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Junk 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Junk. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Junk. For the veterans among your Junk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Junk lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Junk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Junk in 1957 was 62, and 61 in 2004.

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