Junker Family History

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Junker Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German junc herre ‘young nobleman’ (literally ‘young master’). In the Middle Ages the term denoted a member of the nobility who had not yet assumed knighthood.

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

Similar surnames: Jonker, Junger, Dunker, Bunger, Hucker, Denker, Zunker, Punke, Kunkel

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Junker Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Junker name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Junker. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Junker Family Origin

Where is the Junker family from?

Junker Family Occupations

What did your Junker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Junker. The most common Junker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Junker's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Junker family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Junker Historical Records

What Junker family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Junker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Junker 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Junker. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Junker. For the veterans among your Junker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Junker Life Expectancy

What is the average Junker lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Junker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Junker in 1949 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Junker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Junker 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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