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Sonnek Family History

Sonnek Name Meaning

German: possibly a topographic name from Middle High German sunne, sonne ‘sun’ + ecke ‘corner’, ‘ridge’. However, the final element may be the Slavic diminutive suffix -ek.

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


Similar surnames: Sonne, Sonnen, Sonner, Senner, Sinner, Senne, Donner, Fonner, Bonne

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Where is the Sonnek family from?

You can see how Sonnek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sonnek family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Sonnek families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 25 Sonnek families living in Minnesota. This was about 60% of all the recorded Sonnek's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Sonnek families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sonnek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sonnek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sonnek. 50% of Sonnek men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Sonnek women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sonnek were Laborer and Teacher.

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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
    50%
  • Farm Laborer
    34%
  • Laborer
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    40%
  • Housework
    40%
  • Teacher
    20%
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What Sonnek family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 739 census records available for the last name Sonnek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sonnek 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 69 immigration records available for the last name Sonnek. 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 159 military records available for the last name Sonnek. For the veterans among your Sonnek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sonnek lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sonnek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Sonnek in 1963 was 65, and 84 in 2004.

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