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Hankey Family History

Hankey Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of Hanke.

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


Similar surnames: Harkey, Hankel, Hankes, Hanke, Hanley, Haney, Sankey, Mankey, Janey

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Where is the Hankey family from?

You can see how Hankey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hankey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hankey families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Hankey families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 54% of all the recorded Hankey's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hankey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hankey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hankey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hankey. 23% of Hankey men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Hankey women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hankey were Salesman and Bookkeeper.

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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
    23%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Waitress
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
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What Hankey family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Hankey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hankey 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hankey. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hankey. For the veterans among your Hankey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hankey lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hankey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Hankey in 1951 was 40, and 81 in 2004.

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