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Menken Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from Menke .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Mensen, Mencke, Meinen, Henken, Menke, Onken, Mense, Jenke, Mengel

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Where is the Menken family from?

You can see how Menken families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Menken family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Menken families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Menken family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Menken's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Menken families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Menken surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Menken ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Menken. 26% of Menken men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Menken women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Menken were Lawyer and Typist. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Salesman
    19%
  • Lawyer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    22%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Typist
    16%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Menken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Menken 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 998 immigration records available for the last name Menken. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 486 military records available for the last name Menken. For the veterans among your Menken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Menken lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Menken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Menken in 1962 was 50, and 86 in 2004.

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