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Jonker Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from Middle Dutch jonghheer ‘young nobleman’ (a compound of jong(h) ‘young’ + herr ‘master lord’). The term was used in the Middle Ages to denote a member of the nobility who had not yet assumed knighthood. This surname is also established in South Africa.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Junker, Donker, Jonke, Onken, Boeker, Younker, Hinker, Honer, Denker

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Where is the Jonker family from?

You can see how Jonker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jonker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Jonker families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Jonker families living in Glamorgan. This was about 35% of all the recorded Jonker's in United Kingdom. Glamorgan had the highest population of Jonker families in 1891.
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What did your Jonker ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Jonker. 100% of Jonker women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Jonker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jonker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Jonker. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 349 military records available for the last name Jonker. For the veterans among your Jonker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jonker lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Jonker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Jonker in 1959 was 66, and 69 in 2004.

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