Dunkel Family History

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Dunkel Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle Low German dunkel, a byform of dunker ‘dark’, ‘conceited’, ‘unclear’, also applied as a byname for a blind person.

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


Similar surnames: Dunker, Kunkel, Dinkel, Punke, Denker, Punzel, Runke, Ducker, Dankel

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Dunkel Family Origin

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Dunkel Family Occupations

What did your Dunkel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dunkel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Dunkel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dunkel family was Butcher. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dunkel.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Butcher

    5%

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Dunkel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dunkel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dunkel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Dunkel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dunkel. For the veterans among your Dunkel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dunkel Life Expectancy

What is the average Dunkel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Dunkel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dunkel in 1955 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dunkel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dunkel 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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