Funk Name Meaning

German: nickname for a blacksmith, or for a small and lively or irritable individual, from Middle High German vunke ‘spark’.

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


Similar surnames: Fank, Munk, Fink, Turk, Bunt, Link, Zink, Fund, Lunz, Junk

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Funk Family Origin

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Funk Family Occupations

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  • Furrier

    33%
  • Grocer

    33%
  • Window Blind Maker

    33%

In 1881, the most common Funk occupation in the UK was Furrier. 33% of Funk's were Furriers. A less common occupation for the Funk family was Window Blind Maker. Furrier and Grocer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Funk.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Funk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Funk in 1940 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Funk

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