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Hankin Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Hankin a pet form of Hann which in English usage was usually a short form of Hanry (Henry) and occasionally perhaps a rhyming pet form of Randal (Randolph). In Middle Dutch Hankin was a pet form of Johan (John) a usage which may have been brought to England by Flemings after the Norman Conquest but no examples have yet been found in Middle English where a man named John was also called Hankin. Compare Henkin Hanks and Hancock . English: from Middle English Handekin a pet form of the personal name Hand Hond (see Hand ). English: from the Middle English personal name Hamekin a pet form of Hame (Hamo). See Haimes and Hammond . Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from Khanke (a pet form of the Yiddish female personal name Khane from Hebrew Ḥanna; see Hanna ) with the Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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

Similar surnames: Henkin, Haskin, Makin, Lakin, Harkin, Hankes, Markin, Mankin, Larkin

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Where is the Hankin family from?

You can see how Hankin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hankin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hankin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Hankin families living in New York. This was about 22% of all the recorded Hankin's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hankin families in 1840.
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What did your Hankin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hankin. 17% of Hankin men worked as a Salesman and 21% of Hankin women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hankin were Proprietor and Housewife. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Saleslady
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hankin. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Hankin. For the veterans among your Hankin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hankin lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Hankin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Hankin in 1956 was 59, and 82 in 2004.

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