Jenks Family History

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Jenks Name Meaning

English (also found in Wales): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jenk, a back-formation from Jenkin with the removal of the supposed Anglo-Norman French diminutive suffix -in.

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


Similar surnames: Weeks, Jonas, Benis, Jeans, Jenke, Jenkins, Janes, Jens, Venus, Jesus

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Jenks Family Origin

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Jenks Family Occupations

What did your Jenks ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Jenks. 56% of Jenks men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Jenks women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jenks were Dealer and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    56%
  • Sailor
    12%
  • Mechanic
    8%
  • Dealer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
    60%
  • Housekeeper
    40%

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

Jenks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Jenks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jenks 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 31,000 immigration records available for the last name Jenks. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Jenks. For the veterans among your Jenks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jenks Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Jenks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Jenks in 1944 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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