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Kahanek Family History

Kahanek Name Meaning
Possibly Czech, a diminutive of an unidentified personal name.Alternatively, perhaps Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from a Slavic diminutive of Kahan. This name is found mainly in Texas. pwh. IGI inconclusive. (I know no Jewish bearer - ab.

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

5,378 Historical Documents with Kahanek on Ancestry.com
2,266 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
158 Military Records
149 Immigration Records
863 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Kahanek Families

  • Number of Kahanek families
     13 - 24
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Kahanek last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Kahanek Family Origin

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Kahanek Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Kahanek

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Kahanek Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Military Service by Kahanek

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