Henke Family History

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Henke Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of the personal name Heinrich. Dutch: variant of Hanke, a pet form of Johann.

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


Similar surnames: Henne, Jenke, Hanke, Henze, Lenke, Denke, Henkel, Heinke, Hunke

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Henke Family Origin

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Henke Family Occupations

What did your Henke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Henke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Henke's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Henke. A less common occupation for the Henke family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Keeping House

    3%

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

Henke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Henke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Henke 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Henke. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Henke. For the veterans among your Henke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Henke Life Expectancy

What is the average Henke lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Henke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Henke in 1949 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Henke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Henke 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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