Kunkler Family History

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Kunkler Name Meaning

German (also Künkler): occupational name for a spinner or spinster, i.e. someone who spins wool or flax, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kunkel ‘spindle’, ‘distaff’. Kunkler also denoted a gossipmonger, and in some cases the surname may have arisen from this sense.

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

Similar surnames: Kunzler, Kunkel, Kandler, Kuchler, Kuebler, Keckler, Tinkler, Kuefler

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Kunkler Family Origin

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Kunkler Family Occupations

What did your Kunkler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kunkler. A less common occupation for the Kunkler family was Laborer. The most common Kunkler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Kunkler's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kunkler ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kunkler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kunkler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kunkler 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 292 immigration records available for the last name Kunkler. 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 823 military records available for the last name Kunkler. For the veterans among your Kunkler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kunkler Life Expectancy

What is the average Kunkler lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kunkler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Kunkler in 1944 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kunkler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kunkler 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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