Punke Family History

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Punke Name Meaning

German: unexplained; possibly an altered form of Bunke, from a Middle Low German personal name. North German: from Middle Low German punge ‘small sack’, ‘bag’, which developed into an unflattering nickname in modern Low German dialects.

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

Similar surnames: Kunkel, Bunce, Runke, Hunke, Duke, Jenke, Lutke, Pinks, Lueke, Kunze

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Punke Family Origin

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Punke Family Occupations

What did your Punke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Punke family was Waiter. The most common Punke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Punke's were Farmers. Farmer and Soap Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Punke.

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  • Farmer

  • Soap Maker

  • Waiter


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

Punke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Punke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Punke 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 239 immigration records available for the last name Punke. 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 236 military records available for the last name Punke. For the veterans among your Punke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Punke Life Expectancy

What is the average Punke lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Punke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Punke in 1954 was 28, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Punke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Punke 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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