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Younker Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Junker or Dutch and North German Jonker .

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


Similar surnames: Younger, Yonker, Yunker, Youker, Younkin, Younce, Yonkers, Dunker

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Where is the Younker family from?

You can see how Younker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Younker family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Younker families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 5 Younker families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Younker's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Younker families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Younker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Younker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Younker. 27% of Younker men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Younker women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Younker were Farm Laborer and Housework. .

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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

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
  • Housework
    9%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Younker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Younker 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 621 immigration records available for the last name Younker. 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 Younker. For the veterans among your Younker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Younker lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Younker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Younker in 1948 was 29, and 77 in 2004.

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