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Mankey Family History

Mankey Name Meaning

English (Cornwall): habitational name from Mankea in Cornwall, named with Corinsh men ‘stone’ + kee ‘bank’, ‘hedge’. Americanized form of German Manke.

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


Similar surnames: Manley, Sankey, Bankey, Hanley, Pankey, Mander, Mandery, Maney

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Where is the Mankey family from?

You can see how Mankey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mankey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mankey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Mankey families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 56% of all the recorded Mankey's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mankey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mankey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mankey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mankey. 42% of Mankey men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Mankey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mankey were Farming and Seamstress.

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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
    42%
  • Labor
    18%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farming
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    40%
  • Housekeeper
    40%
  • Seamstress
    20%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mankey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mankey 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 333 immigration records available for the last name Mankey. 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 465 military records available for the last name Mankey. For the veterans among your Mankey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mankey lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Mankey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Mankey in 1962 was 75, and 86 in 2004.

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