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Kinker Family History

Kinker Name Meaning

South German: from a derivative of Kink a variant of Königer from a personal name based on ancient Germanic kuoni ‘daring experienced’ or chunni kuni ‘race people’.

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


Similar surnames: Kiker, Rinker, Kinter, Winker, Kinner, Klinker, Ficker, Kicker

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Where is the Kinker family from?

You can see how Kinker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kinker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kinker families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Kinker families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kinker's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kinker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kinker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kinker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kinker. 21% of Kinker men worked as a Laborer and 36% of Kinker women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kinker were Carpenter and Principal. .

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    36%
  • Housewife
    29%
  • Bookkeeper
    22%
  • Principal
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kinker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kinker 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 347 immigration records available for the last name Kinker. 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 591 military records available for the last name Kinker. For the veterans among your Kinker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kinker lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Kinker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kinker in 1959 was 39, and 82 in 2004.

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