Pankey Family History

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Pankey Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Pahnke.

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

Similar surnames: Bankey, Mankey, Paskey, Panke, Yankey, Perkey, Yaney, Hankey, Panter

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Pankey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pankey name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Pankey Family Origin

Where is the Pankey family from?

Pankey Family Occupations

What did your Pankey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pankey family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pankey. The most common Pankey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Pankey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer


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

Pankey Historical Records

What Pankey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Pankey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pankey 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 348 immigration records available for the last name Pankey. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Pankey. For the veterans among your Pankey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pankey Life Expectancy

What is the average Pankey lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Pankey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Pankey in 1940 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pankey 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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