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Menk Family History

Menk Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from a pet form of any of several Germanic personal names formed with magin ‘might’, ‘force’ as the first element (see, for example, Meinhardt).

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


Similar surnames: Menz, Mink, Renk, Munk, Meck, Wenk, Penk, Merk, Meng, Denk

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Where is the Menk family from?

You can see how Menk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Menk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Menk families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 47 Menk families living in Missouri. This was about 29% of all the recorded Menk's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Menk families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Menk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Menk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Menk. 28% of Menk men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Menk women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Menk were Farm Laborer and Laborer.

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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
    28%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Packer
    19%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Menk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Menk 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 932 immigration records available for the last name Menk. 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 883 military records available for the last name Menk. For the veterans among your Menk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Menk lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Menk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Menk in 1956 was 50, and 90 in 2004.

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