Ankenbauer Family History

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Ankenbauer Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: from Middle High German anken ‘butter’ + bur ‘farmer’, hence an occupational name for a dairy farmer. Alternatively, the first element may be a topographic term, Anke, meaning ‘slight rise in the ground’, or an old term ank ‘watery’, hence ‘farmer with fields in a wet area’.

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

Similar surnames: Lehenbauer, Neubauer, Rosenbauer, Steinbauer, Kefauver, Spanbauer

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Ankenbauer Family Origin

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Ankenbauer Family Occupations

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In 1880, Gardener, Farmer and Brewer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ankenbauer. A less common occupation for the Ankenbauer family was Florist. The most common Ankenbauer occupation in the USA was Gardener. 30% of Ankenbauer's were Gardeners.

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  • Gardener

  • Farmer

  • Brewer

  • Florist


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Ankenbauer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 930 census records available for the last name Ankenbauer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ankenbauer 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 69 immigration records available for the last name Ankenbauer. 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 Card

There are 232 military records available for the last name Ankenbauer. For the veterans among your Ankenbauer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ankenbauer Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ankenbauer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Ankenbauer in 1956 was 48, and 82 in 2004.

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