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Plunk Family History

Plunk Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of German Blunk.

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


Similar surnames: Blunk, Pund, Purk, Punke, Klunk, Blank, Shunk, Munk, Glunt, Plank

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Where is the Plunk family from?

You can see how Plunk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plunk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Plunk families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Plunk families living in Tennessee. This was about 63% of all the recorded Plunk's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Plunk families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Plunk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Plunk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Plunk. 42% of Plunk men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Plunk women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plunk were Truck Driver and House Work.

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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
    42%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farming
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • School Teacher
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • House Work
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Plunk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plunk 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 108 immigration records available for the last name Plunk. 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 903 military records available for the last name Plunk. For the veterans among your Plunk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Plunk lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Plunk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Plunk in 1955 was 32, and 81 in 2004.

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