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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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Where is the Junker family from?

You can see how Junker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Junker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Junker families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Junker families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Junker's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Junker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Junker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Junker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Junker. 23% of Junker men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Junker women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Junker were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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