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Junkin Name Meaning

Irish (Derry and Antrim): shortened form of McJunkin which is a patronymic based on the Middle English personal name Jenkin . English: variant of Jenkin .

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


Similar surnames: Jenkin, Junkins, Mcjunkin, Judkins, Ruskin, Hankin, Lukin, Henkin

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Where is the Junkin family from?

You can see how Junkin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Junkin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Junkin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Junkin families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 36% of all the recorded Junkin's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Junkin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Junkin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Junkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Junkin. 40% of Junkin men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Junkin women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Junkin were Machinist and Stenographer. .

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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
    40%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    21%
  • Waitress
    17%
  • Nurse
    13%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Junkin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Junkin. For the veterans among your Junkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Junkin lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Junkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Junkin in 1957 was 60, and 80 in 2004.

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