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Klunk Family History

Klunk Name Meaning

German: from Klunker ‘tassel’ later ‘rag’ a metonymic occupational name for a tassel-maker or in its later sense perhaps a nickname for a slow-witted person.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Klink, Kluck, Plank, Klenk, Kauk, Munk, Kruck, Kunc, Kluk, Kuna

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Where is the Klunk family from?

You can see how Klunk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klunk family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Klunk families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3 Klunk families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Klunk's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Klunk families in 1891.
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What did your Klunk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Klunk. 20% of Klunk men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Klunk women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klunk were Contractor and New Worker. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Machinist
  • Contractor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Secretary
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Klunk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klunk 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 217 immigration records available for the last name Klunk. 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 811 military records available for the last name Klunk. For the veterans among your Klunk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klunk lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Klunk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Klunk in 1947 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

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