Sonkin Family History

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Sonkin Name Meaning

Jewish (from Belarus): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Sonke, derived from an eastern Slavic pet form of Sofiya, equivalent of Sophie, with the eastern Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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

Similar surnames: Sorkin, Soskin, Simkin, Hankin, Henkin, Orkin, Sorin, Sirkin, Sosin

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Sonkin Family Origin

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Sonkin Family Occupations

What did your Sonkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer (heavy Worker) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Sonkin. 20% of Sonkin men worked as a Bricklayer (heavy Worker) and 50% of Sonkin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sonkin were Market Salesman Sweets and Wife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer (heavy Worker)
  • General Labourer
  • Iron Workers Labourer
  • Market Salesman Sweets

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Market Saleswoman Sweets
  • Shop Assistant
  • Wife

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

Sonkin Historical Records

What Sonkin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Sonkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sonkin 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 539 immigration records available for the last name Sonkin. 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 148 military records available for the last name Sonkin. For the veterans among your Sonkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sonkin Life Expectancy

What is the average Sonkin lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sonkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Sonkin in 1963 was 59, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sonkin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sonkin 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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