Wenk Family History

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Wenk Name Meaning

from the Low German and Frisian personal name Weneke, a short form of any of the compound names beginning with the Old High German element wini ‘friend’. topographic name for someone who lived by a turning or bend, Middle High German wenke. from Middle Low German wenke, wenneke ‘wide woolen dress’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of such garments. nickname from Middle High German wenken ‘to stagger or waver’, probably applied to someone with a peculiar gait, or to a drinker or someone who was indecisive.

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

Similar surnames: Weck, Wenck, Beck, Denk, Wank, Penk, Reck, West, Renk, Werk

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Wenk Family Origin

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Wenk Family Occupations

What did your Wenk ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wenk. 15% of Wenk men worked as a Bricklayer and 73% of Wenk women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wenk were Gamekeeper and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer
  • Domestic Gardener Heavy Worker
  • Draughtsman In Machine Work
  • Gamekeeper

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Secretary Govert
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Wenk Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Wenk Life Expectancy

What is the average Wenk lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Wenk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wenk in 1961 was 56, and 84 in 2004.

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