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Strunk Name Meaning

North German: from Middle Low German strunk ‘stalk’, ‘stump’, hence a nickname for a short, stout, ungainly person, or a topographic name for someone who lived in an area with tree trunks.

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


Similar surnames: Struck, Trunk, Strand, Strack, Sprung, Streng, Strutz, Stuck, Strutt

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Where is the Strunk family from?

You can see how Strunk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Strunk family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Strunk families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 52 Strunk families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 62% of all the recorded Strunk's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Strunk families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Strunk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Strunk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Strunk. 16% of Strunk men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Strunk women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Strunk were Salesman 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
    16%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Miner
    7%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    9%
  • House Wife
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Strunk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Strunk 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Strunk. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Strunk. For the veterans among your Strunk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Strunk lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Strunk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Strunk in 1943 was 27, and 71 in 2004.

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