Denk Family History

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Denk Name Meaning

from a short form of the personal name Dankwart, from Old High German thank ‘think’, ‘thank’, ‘thought’ + wart ‘guardian’. South German: nickname for a left-handed or clumsy person, from Middle High German tenk ‘left’. variant of Denke.

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

Similar surnames: Denke, Wenk, Deck, Zenk, Penk, Lenk, Senk, Beck, Denz, Renk

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Denk Family Origin

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Denk Family Occupations

What did your Denk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Denk. 20% of Denk men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Denk women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Denk were Machinist and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Waitress

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

Denk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Denk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Denk 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Denk. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Denk. For the veterans among your Denk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Denk Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Denk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Denk in 1950 was 37, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Denk 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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