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Clunk Family History

Clunk Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Clune, Klunk, Clink, Blunk, Crunk, Cluck, Plunk, Lund, Clark, Plank

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Where is the Clunk family from?

You can see how Clunk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clunk family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Clunk families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 6 Clunk families living in London. This was about 40% of all the recorded Clunk's in United Kingdom. London and 1 other county had the highest population of Clunk families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Clunk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Clunk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Clunk. 24% of Clunk men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Clunk women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clunk were Clerk and Attendant. .

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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
    24%
  • Farming
    16%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Clerk
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Attendant
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Clunk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clunk 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 101 immigration records available for the last name Clunk. 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 Cards

There are 294 military records available for the last name Clunk. For the veterans among your Clunk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clunk lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Clunk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Clunk in 1963 was 79, and 81 in 2003.

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