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Trunk Family History

Trunk Name Meaning

German: nickname for a heavy drinker, from Middle High German trinken ‘to drink’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name or nickname from German Trunk ‘drink’ (see 1 above).

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


Similar surnames: Trank, Turk, Strunk, Munk, Kruck, Rank, Trull, Bruck, Trumm, Crank

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Where is the Trunk family from?

You can see how Trunk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Trunk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Trunk families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Trunk family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Trunk's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Trunk families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Trunk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Trunk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Trunk. 23% of Trunk men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Trunk women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Trunk were Salesman and Housework. .

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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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Bookkeeper
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Housework
    15%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Trunk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trunk 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 Trunk. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Trunk. For the veterans among your Trunk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Trunk lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Trunk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Trunk in 1944 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

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