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Lenke Name Meaning

German: variant of Lenk. Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name Lénárd (see Leonard).

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


Similar surnames: Jenke, Henke, Lence, Denke, Lemke, Benke, Venzke, Heinke, Wenke, Len

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Where is the Lenke family from?

You can see how Lenke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lenke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Lenke families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Lenke families living in New York. This was about 28% of all the recorded Lenke's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Lenke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lenke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lenke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lenke. 21% of Lenke men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Lenke women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lenke were Machine Operator and Housework.

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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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Machine Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Secretary
    17%
  • Housework
    17%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lenke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lenke 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 994 immigration records available for the last name Lenke. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lenke. For the veterans among your Lenke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lenke lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Lenke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lenke in 1962 was 81, and 81 in 2004.

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