Hinker Family History

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Hinker Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: descriptive nickname for someone with a limp (see Hink).

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

Similar surnames: Hinken, Hinkel, Kinker, Linker, Hinke, Hilker, Hiniker, Hiller

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Hinker Family Origin

Where is the Hinker family from?

Hinker Family Occupations

What did your Hinker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hinker family was Teamster. The most common Hinker occupation in the USA was Laborer. 43% of Hinker's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Shoe Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hinker.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Shoe Maker

  • Teamster


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

Hinker Historical Records

What Hinker family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hinker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hinker 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 121 immigration records available for the last name Hinker. 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 280 military records available for the last name Hinker. For the veterans among your Hinker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hinker Life Expectancy

What is the average Hinker lifespan?

Between 1970 and 2004, in the United States, Hinker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Hinker in 1970 was 71, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hinker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hinker 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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