Zenk Family History

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Zenk Name Meaning

South German: unflattering nickname for a quarrelsome person, from a derivative of Middle High German zenken, zanken ‘to provoke’.

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

Similar surnames: Zank, Zeck, Denk, Lenk, Wenk, Zink, Link, Beck, Senk, Zang

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Zenk Family Origin

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Zenk Family Occupations

What did your Zenk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Zenk family was Farming. Farmer, Carpenter and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zenk. The most common Zenk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Zenk's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Cooper

  • Farming


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

Zenk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Zenk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zenk 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 869 immigration records available for the last name Zenk. 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 Zenk. For the veterans among your Zenk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zenk Life Expectancy

What is the average Zenk lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Zenk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Zenk in 1943 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zenk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zenk 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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