Shenk Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Schenk 2. Americanized spelling of German Schenk or Slovenian Šenk (see Senk).

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


Similar surnames: Senk, Shen, Shonk, Schenk, Shunk, Sheek, Shank, Shuck, Shane, Shein

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Shenk Family Origin

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Shenk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Cobbler

    17%
  • Farmer'S Son

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%

In 1881, Farmer, Cobbler and Farmer'S Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shenk. A less common occupation for the Shenk family was Laborer. The most common Shenk occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Shenk's were Farmers.

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Shenk Historical Records

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Shenk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, Shenk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Shenk in 1955 was 35, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shenk

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