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Schrenk Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German schrenk ‘slanting’, ‘crossed’ (from schrenken ‘to put across’, ‘to lay diagonally’), possibly a metonymic occupational name for someone who did wickerwork or made fences.

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


Similar surnames: Schenk, Schrank, Schieck, Schwenk, Schreck, Schlenk, Schoen, Scheck

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Where is the Schrenk family from?

You can see how Schrenk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schrenk family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Schrenk families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Schrenk family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Schrenk's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Schrenk families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schrenk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schrenk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schrenk. 26% of Schrenk men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Schrenk women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schrenk were Salesman and New Worker. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    25%
  • Secretary
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • New Worker
    13%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schrenk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schrenk 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 897 immigration records available for the last name Schrenk. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schrenk. For the veterans among your Schrenk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schrenk lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Schrenk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Schrenk in 1943 was 34, and 80 in 2004.

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