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Yonke Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Slovenian and Croatian Jonke .

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


Similar surnames: Yanke, Yonge, Yonker, Kone, Yankee, Yockel, Yahnke, Yunker, Yock

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Where is the Yonke family from?

You can see how Yonke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yonke family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Yonke families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 19 Yonke families living in Manitoba. This was about 90% of all the recorded Yonke's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Yonke families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yonke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yonke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Yonke. 26% of Yonke men worked as a Farmer and 36% of Yonke women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yonke were Machinist and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    36%
  • Bookkeeper
    22%
  • Housework
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
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What Yonke family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Yonke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yonke 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 268 immigration records available for the last name Yonke. 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 494 military records available for the last name Yonke. For the veterans among your Yonke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yonke lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Yonke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Yonke in 1957 was 37, and 84 in 2004.

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