Shenker Family History

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Shenker Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Shenk, with the addition of the German or Yiddish agent suffix -er.

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

Similar surnames: Secker, Schenker, Sherer, Sieker, Senger, Spencer, Saenger, Shermer

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Shenker Family Origin

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Shenker Family Occupations

What did your Shenker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shenker family was Locksmith. The most common Shenker occupation in the USA was Dry Goods Merchant. 14% of Shenker's were Dry Goods Merchants. Dry Goods Merchant, Express Teamster and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shenker.

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  • Dry Goods Merchant

  • Express Teamster

  • Keeps House

  • Locksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Shenker ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Shenker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Shenker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shenker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Shenker

Passenger List

There are 767 immigration records available for the last name Shenker. 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 Card

There are 397 military records available for the last name Shenker. For the veterans among your Shenker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shenker Life Expectancy

What is the average Shenker lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Shenker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Shenker in 1952 was 35, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shenker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shenker ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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