Yonkers Family History

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Yonkers Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Jonkers, a variant of Jonker.

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

Similar surnames: Yonker, Younker, Youngers, Dankers, Conners, Yotter, Bunkers, Youker

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Yonkers Family Origin

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Yonkers Family Occupations

What did your Yonkers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yonkers. 15% of Yonkers men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Yonkers women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yonkers were Farmer and Order Tracer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housework
  • Order Tracer

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

Yonkers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Yonkers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yonkers 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 406 immigration records available for the last name Yonkers. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Yonkers. For the veterans among your Yonkers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yonkers Life Expectancy

What is the average Yonkers lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Yonkers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1955. The average life expectancy for Yonkers in 1947 was 50, and 83 in 2004.

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