Schunk Family History

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Schunk Name Meaning

South German (Bavarian, Austrian): nickname for someone with long legs, from Middle High German schinke ‘leg bone’. German (of Slavic origin): nickname from a Slavic word meaning ‘piglet’, for example Czech cunka.

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

Similar surnames: Schink, Schenk, Schmuck, Schur, Schwenk, Schuh, Schurz, Schule

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Schunk Family Origin

Where is the Schunk family from?

Schunk Family Occupations

What did your Schunk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schunk family was Baker. Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schunk. The most common Schunk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Schunk's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Tailor

  • Baker


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

Schunk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Schunk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schunk 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 Schunk. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Schunk. For the veterans among your Schunk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schunk Life Expectancy

What is the average Schunk lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Schunk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Schunk in 1946 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schunk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schunk 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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