Wenk Name Meaning

from the Low German and Frisian personal name Weneke, a short form of any of the compound names beginning with the Old High German element wini ‘friend’. topographic name for someone who lived by a turning or bend, Middle High German wenke. from Middle Low German wenke, wenneke ‘wide woolen dress’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of such garments. nickname from Middle High German wenken ‘to stagger or waver’, probably applied to someone with a peculiar gait, or to a drinker or someone who was indecisive.

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

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Wenk Family Origin

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Wenk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Miller

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wenk. A less common occupation for the Wenk family was Miller. The most common Wenk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Wenk's were Farmers.

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United States

Between 1961 and 2004, Wenk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wenk in 1961 was 56, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wenk

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