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Senk Name Meaning

Polish (Sek): topographic name or nickname from Polish sek ‘knag’, or a Ukrainian cognate of this. German: variant of Schenk or Seng. Slovenian (north central Slovenia; Šenk): Slovenian spelling of German Schenk.

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


Similar surnames: Shenk, Seck, Seek, Denk, Sink, Wenk, Senf, Sens, Renk, Sek

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Where is the Senk family from?

You can see how Senk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Senk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Senk families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Senk family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Senk's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Senk families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Senk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Senk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Opperator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Senk. 22% of Senk men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Senk women worked as a Machine Opperator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Senk were Carpenter and Housekeeper.

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Machine Opperator
    17%
  • Secretary
    17%
  • Maid
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Senk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Senk 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 682 immigration records available for the last name Senk. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Senk. For the veterans among your Senk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Senk lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Senk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Senk in 1948 was 64, and 59 in 2004.

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