Younkin Family History

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Younkin Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Juncken or Jünken, patronymics from the Low German personal name Juncke. Compare Youngkin.

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


Similar surnames: Younkins, Youngkin, Younker, Jenkin, Forkin, Junkin, Brunken, Yonke

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Younkin Family Origin

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Younkin Family Occupations

What did your Younkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Younkin. 27% of Younkin men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Younkin women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Younkin were New Worker and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • New Worker
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Waitress
    12%
  • Seamstress
    12%

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

Younkin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Younkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Younkin 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 132 immigration records available for the last name Younkin. 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 Younkin. For the veterans among your Younkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Younkin Life Expectancy

What is the average Younkin lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Younkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Younkin in 1949 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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