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Younk Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Jong or German Jung .

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

Similar surnames: Young, Yunk, Yount, Yung, Yong, Yurk, Youse, Younker, Yank, Louk

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Where is the Younk family from?

You can see how Younk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Younk family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Younk families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Younk families living in Ohio. This was about 33% of all the recorded Younk's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Younk families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Younk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Younk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Younk. 60% of Younk men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Younk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Younk 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 131 immigration records available for the last name Younk. 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 257 military records available for the last name Younk. For the veterans among your Younk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Younk lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Younk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Younk in 1947 was 56, and 29 in 2004.

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