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Hankes Family History

Hankes Name Meaning

English: variant of Hanks. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from Khanke (a pet form of the Yiddish female personal name Khane; see Hanna 1), with the Yiddish possessive suffix -s.

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


Similar surnames: Hanke, Hanks, Hawkes, Hankey, Hannes, Haimes, Harmes, Henke, Manes

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Where is the Hankes family from?

You can see how Hankes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hankes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hankes families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Hankes family living in Alabama. This was about 25% of all the recorded Hankes's in the USA. Alabama and 3 other states had the highest population of Hankes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hankes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hankes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hankes. 25% of Hankes men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Hankes women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hankes were Farm Hand and Teacher.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Farming
    13%
  • Farm Hand
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Seamstress
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Hankes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hankes 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hankes. 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 424 military records available for the last name Hankes. For the veterans among your Hankes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hankes lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Hankes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Hankes in 1947 was 53, and 84 in 2004.

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