Yonker Family History

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Yonker Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Jonker.

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

Similar surnames: Yonkers, Younker, Yonke, Yunker, Youker, Yankey, Yankee, Yanke

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Yonker Family Origin

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Yonker Family Occupations

What did your Yonker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yonker. 24% of Yonker men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Yonker women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yonker were Mechanic and New Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • New Worker

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

Yonker Historical Records

What Yonker family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Yonker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yonker 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 528 immigration records available for the last name Yonker. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Yonker. For the veterans among your Yonker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yonker Life Expectancy

What is the average Yonker lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Yonker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Yonker in 1954 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yonker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yonker 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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