Ankeny Family History

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Ankeny Name Meaning

Swiss German: see Ankney.

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

Similar surnames: Ankeney, Annen, Ankney, Hanny, Pankey, Akey, Onken, Aken, Bankey

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Ankeny Family Origin

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Ankeny Family Occupations

What did your Ankeny ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ankeny occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Ankeny's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ankeny family was Retired Farmer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ankeny.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Retired Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ankeny ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ankeny Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ankeny. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ankeny 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ankeny. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ankeny. For the veterans among your Ankeny ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ankeny Life Expectancy

What is the average Ankeny lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ankeny life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ankeny in 1951 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ankeny

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ankeny ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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