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Shonk Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Czech Šonk, a variant of Šonka (see Shonka). Variant of German Schank.

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


Similar surnames: Shonka, Shenk, Shank, Shunk, Shock, Shook, Shon, Shuck, Shack, Hock

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Where is the Shonk family from?

You can see how Shonk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shonk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shonk families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Shonk families living in Ohio. This was about 60% of all the recorded Shonk's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Shonk families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shonk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shonk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Shonk. 20% of Shonk men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Shonk women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shonk were Miner and Waitress. .

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Miner
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Waitress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Shonk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shonk 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 287 immigration records available for the last name Shonk. 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 965 military records available for the last name Shonk. For the veterans among your Shonk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shonk lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Shonk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Shonk in 1957 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

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