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

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Book Keeper

    6%
  • Butcher Shop

    6%

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In 1880, the most common Denk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Denk's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Denk family was Butcher Shop. Farmer, Laborer and Book Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Denk.

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Denk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Denk

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