Koenig Family History

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Koenig Name Meaning

German (König) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German kunic, German König ‘king’, hence a German nickname for a servant or retainer of a king (for example, a farmer on a royal demesne); or alternatively a status name for the head of a craftmen’s guild, or a society of sharpshooters or minstrels. As a Jewish surname, it was ornamental, one of several such Ashkenazic names based on European titles of nobility or royalty.

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


Similar surnames: Honig, Hoenig, Wenig, Konig, Monnig, Kong, Koen, Koning, Kroening

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Koenig Family Origin

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Koenig Family Occupations

What did your Koenig ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Koenig. 16% of Koenig men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Koenig women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Koenig were Clerk and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Waitress
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Koenig Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 69,000 census records available for the last name Koenig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Koenig 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Koenig. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Koenig. For the veterans among your Koenig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Koenig Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Koenig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Koenig in 1944 was 61, and 76 in 2004.

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