Menke Family History

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Menke Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: variant of Menk.

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

Similar surnames: Mencke, Henke, Mente, Minke, Meinke, Mecke, Menk, Meske, Mense, Menze

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Menke Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Menke name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Menke. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Menke Family Origin

Where is the Menke family from?

Menke Family Occupations

What did your Menke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Shoemaker and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Menke. The most common Menke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Menke's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Menke family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Shoemaker

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Menke Historical Records

What Menke family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Menke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Menke 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Menke. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Menke. For the veterans among your Menke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Menke Life Expectancy

What is the average Menke lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Menke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Menke in 1953 was 76, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Menke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Menke 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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