Hemken Family History

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Hemken Name Meaning

German: patronymic from Hemme 1. German: habitational name for someone from Hemke near Osnabrück.

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

Similar surnames: Heiken, Humke, Hessen, Hempen, Henken, Becken, Heeke, Hemmen, Hedden

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Hemken Family Origin

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Hemken Family Occupations

What did your Hemken ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hemken occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Hemken's were Farmers. Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Hemken.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer


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

Hemken Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hemken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hemken 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 220 immigration records available for the last name Hemken. 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 142 military records available for the last name Hemken. For the veterans among your Hemken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hemken Life Expectancy

What is the average Hemken lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Hemken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Hemken in 1964 was 75, and 93 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hemken 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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