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Punke Family History

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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Where is the Punke family from?

You can see how Punke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Punke family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Punke families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Punke families living in Ohio. This was about 54% of all the recorded Punke's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Punke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Punke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Punke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Punke. 78% of Punke men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farm Work

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Punke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Punke 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 239 immigration records available for the last name Punke. 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 236 military records available for the last name Punke. For the veterans among your Punke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Punke lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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