Yonker Family History

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Yonker Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Jonker.

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

Similar surnames: Yonkers, Younker, Yonke, Yunker, Youker, Yankey, Yankee, Yanke

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Yonker Family Origin

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Yonker Family Occupations

What did your Yonker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Yonker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Yonker's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yonker. A less common occupation for the Yonker family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Yonker ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Yonker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Yonker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yonker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 528 immigration records available for the last name Yonker. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Yonker. For the veterans among your Yonker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yonker Life Expectancy

What is the average Yonker lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Yonker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Yonker in 1954 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yonker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yonker ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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