Blenker Family History

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Blenker Name Meaning

German (Lower Rhine): topographic name for someone living in a treeless area (very unusual in the Middle Ages), from Middle High German blank ‘shining’, ‘treeless’ + -er denoting an inhabitant.

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

Similar surnames: Blender, Boenker, Breuker, Beeker, Blecker, Klinker, Flecker, Brenner

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Blenker Family Origin

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Blenker Family Occupations

What did your Blenker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Coernaelor were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Blenker. 23% of Blenker men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Blenker women worked as a Coernaelor. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blenker were Proprietor and Private Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Coernaelor
  • Housekeeper
  • Housekeeper Private
  • Private Stenographer

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

Blenker Historical Records

What Blenker family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Blenker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blenker 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 105 immigration records available for the last name Blenker. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 435 military records available for the last name Blenker. For the veterans among your Blenker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blenker Life Expectancy

What is the average Blenker lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Blenker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Blenker in 1956 was 48, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blenker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blenker ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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