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Yunk Family History

Yunk Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Junk, variant of Jung.

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


Similar surnames: Yung, Yank, Yurk, Munk, Junk, Yun, Yock, Dunk, Younk, Zunk

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Where is the Yunk family from?

You can see how Yunk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yunk family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Yunk families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 31 Yunk families living in Wisconsin. This was about 49% of all the recorded Yunk's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Yunk families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yunk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yunk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Yunk. 27% of Yunk men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
    27%
  • Truck Driver
    16%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Foreman
    8%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Yunk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yunk 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 112 immigration records available for the last name Yunk. 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 298 military records available for the last name Yunk. For the veterans among your Yunk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yunk lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Yunk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Yunk in 1962 was 74, and 72 in 2004.

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