Yunker Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Yunker Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Junker.

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

Similar surnames: Younker, Yunger, Yonker, Youker, Yankey, Yankee, Yunk, Gunner, Yonke

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Yunker Family Origin

Where is the Yunker family from?

Yunker Family Occupations

What did your Yunker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Yunker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Yunker's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Yunker family was Butcher. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yunker.

View Census data for Yunker | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Butcher


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

Yunker Historical Records

What Yunker family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Yunker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yunker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Yunker

Passenger List

There are 558 immigration records available for the last name Yunker. 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.

View all Yunker immigration records

Draft Card

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

View all Yunker military records

You've only scratched the surface of Yunker family history.

Yunker Life Expectancy

What is the average Yunker lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Yunker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Yunker in 1944 was 34, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yunker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yunker 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.

Famous Yunker Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name