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Hanke Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from a pet form of the personal name Johan (see John). English: from a medieval pet form of the personal name Jehan (see John). English: in some cases, perhaps from Old Norse Anki, a pet form of a personal name with the first element Arn-, shortened from arnar, the genitive singular of orn ‘eagle’.

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


Similar surnames: Hance, Hake, Harke, Henke, Hanka, Hunke, Tanke, Hank, Hapke, Hacke

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Where is the Hanke family from?

You can see how Hanke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hanke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hanke families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Hanke families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Hanke's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hanke families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hanke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hanke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hanke. 29% of Hanke men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Hanke women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hanke were Salesman and Secretary.

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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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Farming
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Secretary
    7%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Hanke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanke 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hanke. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Hanke. For the veterans among your Hanke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hanke lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hanke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Hanke in 1951 was 63, and 78 in 2004.

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