Punke Name Meaning

German: unexplained; possibly an altered form of Bunke, from a Middle Low German personal name. North German: from Middle Low German punge ‘small sack’, ‘bag’, which developed into an unflattering nickname in modern Low German dialects.

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


Similar surnames: Kunkel, Bunce, Runke, Hunke, Duke, Jenke, Lutke, Pinks, Lueke, Kunze

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Punke Family Origin

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Punke Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Soap Maker

    33%
  • Waiter

    33%

In 1880, the most common Punke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Punke's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Punke family was Waiter. Farmer and Soap Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Punke.

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Punke Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Punke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Punke in 1954 was 28, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Punke

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