Zenker Family History

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Zenker Name Meaning

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

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

Similar surnames: Zenner, Denker, Zenger, Benner, Lenker, Zunker, Zeiler, Senner

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Zenker Family Origin

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Zenker Family Occupations

What did your Zenker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Keeping House, Farmer and Harness Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zenker. A less common occupation for the Zenker family was Railroad Agent. The most common Zenker occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 33% of Zenker's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

  • Farmer

  • Harness Maker

  • Railroad Agent


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

Zenker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Zenker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zenker 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Zenker. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Zenker. For the veterans among your Zenker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zenker Life Expectancy

What is the average Zenker lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Zenker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Zenker in 1962 was 41, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zenker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zenker 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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