Boenker Family History

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Boenker Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin. Possibly a habitational name from a place called Bonk in the former West Prussia, or a variant or alteration of Bönke, from a Slavic personal name Bon (from boniti ‘to scare’), or an occupational name for a carpenter, a rounded form of Benker, from Middle High German bank ‘bench’ + the -er agent suffix.

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

Similar surnames: Biener, Blenker, Boeker, Blender, Boecker, Borner, Bodner, Benner

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Boenker Family Origin

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Boenker Family Occupations

What did your Boenker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boenker. 34% of Boenker men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Boenker women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boenker were Farming and Belt

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Laborer
  • Beauty Operator
  • Belt

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Boenker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 861 census records available for the last name Boenker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boenker 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 31 immigration records available for the last name Boenker. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 130 military records available for the last name Boenker. For the veterans among your Boenker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boenker Life Expectancy

What is the average Boenker lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2003, in the United States, Boenker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Boenker in 1942 was 39, and 71 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boenker

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