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Henkin Family History

Henkin Name Meaning

English (Middlesex): from the Middle English personal name Henekin Hendekin a pet form of Henry . Compare Hankin 1 and Henn . Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the female personal name Khenke (a pet form of Yiddish Khane from Hebrew Ḥanna; see Hanna ) + the Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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


Similar surnames: Hankin, Haskin, Belkin, Sonkin, Temkin, Jenkin, Peskin, Entin, Hopkin

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Where is the Henkin family from?

You can see how Henkin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Henkin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Henkin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Henkin family living in Alabama. This was about 25% of all the recorded Henkin's in USA. Alabama and 3 other states had the highest population of Henkin families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Henkin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Henkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Henkin. 18% of Henkin men worked as a Salesman and 15% of Henkin women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Henkin were Dentist and Saleswoman. .

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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
    18%
  • Manager
    12%
  • Proprietor
    9%
  • Dentist
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    15%
  • Bookkeeper
    15%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Saleswoman
    11%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Henkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Henkin 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 Henkin. 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 318 military records available for the last name Henkin. For the veterans among your Henkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Henkin lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Henkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Henkin in 1960 was 47, and 85 in 2004.

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