Punke Family History

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Punke Name Meaning

German: unexplained; possibly an altered form of Bunke, from a Middle Low German personal name. North German: from Middle Low German punge ‘small sack’, ‘bag’, which developed into an unflattering nickname in modern Low German dialects.

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


Similar surnames: Kunkel, Bunce, Runke, Hunke, Duke, Jenke, Lutke, Pinks, Lueke, Kunze

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Punke Family Origin

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Punke Family Occupations

What did your Punke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Punke. 78% of Punke men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    78%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farm Work
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    100%

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

Punke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Punke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Punke 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 239 immigration records available for the last name Punke. 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 236 military records available for the last name Punke. For the veterans among your Punke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Punke Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Punke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Punke in 1954 was 28, and 73 in 2004.

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