Donker Family History

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Donker Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for someone with dark hair or a dark complexion, from Middle Dutch donker, donkel ‘dark’.

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

Similar surnames: Dunker, Jonker, Denker, Donner, Kinker, Cocker, Dunkel, Bowker, Koker

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Donker Family Origin

Where is the Donker family from?

Donker Family Occupations

What did your Donker ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Donker occupation in the UK was Silk Weaver. 100% of Donker's were Silk Weavers.

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  • Silk Weaver


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

Donker Historical Records

What Donker family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Donker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donker 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 Donker. 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 323 military records available for the last name Donker. For the veterans among your Donker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donker Life Expectancy

What is the average Donker lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Donker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Donker in 1962 was 70, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donker 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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