Minkus Family History

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Minkus Name Meaning

Polish: perhaps from a reduced form of the personal name Dominik (Latin Domenicus). Polish: alternatively perhaps a nickname from Polish minka ‘person who used to pull faces’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metronymic from the personal name Minke (see Minkin).

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

Similar surnames: Mickus, Mink, Mikos, Minko, Mikus, Minks, Pincus, Pikus, Wirkus

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Minkus Family Origin

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Minkus Family Occupations

What did your Minkus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Minkus. 11% of Minkus men worked as a Salesman and 15% of Minkus women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Minkus were Grinder and Biller

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Grinder

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Stenographer
  • Divater
  • Biller

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

Minkus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 990 census records available for the last name Minkus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Minkus 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 427 immigration records available for the last name Minkus. 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 283 military records available for the last name Minkus. For the veterans among your Minkus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Minkus Life Expectancy

What is the average Minkus lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Minkus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Minkus in 1960 was 59, and 56 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Minkus

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Minkus 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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