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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Koenig name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    37%

  • Germanic Europe

    20%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    6%

  • European Jewish

    5%

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Koenig Family Origin

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Koenig Family Occupations

What did your Koenig ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Koenig occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Koenig's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Koenig. A less common occupation for the Koenig family was Tailor.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Tailor

    3%

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

Koenig Historical Records

What Koenig family records will you find?

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

What is the average Koenig lifespan?

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Koenig

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Koenig 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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