Hanchey Family History

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Hanchey Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of a Swiss and southern German family name Hantsche, Hansche, or Hentsche, a metonymic occupational name for a glovemaker, from any of the variants Hansche, Hantsche, Hentsche, contracted forms of Handschuh ‘glove’, due to the loss of stress in the second syllable See Handschuh. This name is found predominantly in LA and NC.

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

Similar surnames: Chancey, Fancher, Hanley, Chandley, Hanshew, Hache, Hance, Hachey

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Hanchey Family Origin

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Hanchey Family Occupations

What did your Hanchey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hanchey family was Farming. Farmer, Butcher and Labor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hanchey. The most common Hanchey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 61% of Hanchey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Labor

  • Farming


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

Hanchey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hanchey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanchey 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 92 immigration records available for the last name Hanchey. 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 634 military records available for the last name Hanchey. For the veterans among your Hanchey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hanchey Life Expectancy

What is the average Hanchey lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hanchey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Hanchey in 1953 was 41, and 67 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hanchey 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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