Zenk Name Meaning

South German: unflattering nickname for a quarrelsome person, from a derivative of Middle High German zenken, zanken ‘to provoke’.

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


Similar surnames: Zank, Zeck, Denk, Lenk, Wenk, Zink, Link, Beck, Senk, Zang

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Zenk Family Origin

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Zenk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Cooper

    7%
  • Farming

    7%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Zenk family was Farming. The most common Zenk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Zenk's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zenk.

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Zenk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Zenk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Zenk in 1943 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zenk

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