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Renker Name Meaning

German: from an ancient Germanic personal name Reinger composed of the elements ragin ‘advice counsel’ + gār gēr ‘spear lance’.

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

Similar surnames: Renfer, Recker, Renter, Wenker, Reder, Rinier, Weiker, Rinker, Reker

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Where is the Renker family from?

You can see how Renker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Renker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Renker families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Renker families living in Indiana. This was about 22% of all the recorded Renker's in USA. Indiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Renker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Renker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Renker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Renker. 29% of Renker men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Renker women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Renker were Plumber and 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
  • Clerk
  • Plumber

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Stenographer
  • Waitress
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Renker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Renker 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 561 immigration records available for the last name Renker. 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 670 military records available for the last name Renker. For the veterans among your Renker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Renker lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Renker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Renker in 1945 was 40, and 85 in 2004.

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