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Sonkin Family History

Sonkin Name Meaning

Jewish (from Belarus): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Sonke derived from an East Slavic pet form of Sofiya an equivalent of Sophie. It is formed with the Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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


Similar surnames: Sorkin, Soskin, Simkin, Hankin, Henkin, Orkin, Sorin, Sirkin, Sosin

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Where is the Sonkin family from?

You can see how Sonkin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sonkin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Sonkin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1920 there were 10 Sonkin families living in New York. This was about 24% of all the recorded Sonkin's in USA. New York had the highest population of Sonkin families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sonkin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sonkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sonkin. 36% of Sonkin men worked as a Salesman and 28% of Sonkin women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sonkin were Plasterer and Clerk. .

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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

  • Salesman
    36%
  • Carpenter
    24%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Plasterer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    28%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
  • Bookeeper
    19%
  • Clerk
    19%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Sonkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sonkin 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 539 immigration records available for the last name Sonkin. 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 148 military records available for the last name Sonkin. For the veterans among your Sonkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sonkin lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sonkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Sonkin in 1963 was 59, and 86 in 2004.

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