Menken Family History

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Menken Name Meaning

North German: from a pet form of Mein.

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


Similar surnames: Mensen, Mencke, Meinen, Henken, Menke, Onken, Mense, Jenke, Mengel

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Menken Family Origin

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Menken Family Occupations

What did your Menken ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Menken occupation in the USA was Grocer. 16% of Menken's were Grocers. Grocer, Farmer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Menken. A less common occupation for the Menken family was Captain At Sea.

View Census data for Menken | Data not to scale

  • Grocer

    16%
  • Farmer

    11%
  • Baker

    5%
  • Captain At Sea

    5%

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

Menken Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Menken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Menken census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Menken

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Menken. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Menken. For the veterans among your Menken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Menken Life Expectancy

What is the average Menken lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Menken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Menken in 1962 was 50, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Menken

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Menken 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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