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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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Where is the Pankey family from?

You can see how Pankey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pankey family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Pankey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Pankey families living in Illinois. This was about 22% of all the recorded Pankey's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Pankey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pankey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pankey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pankey. 29% of Pankey men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Pankey women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pankey were Farming and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
  • Waitress
  • Housewife
  • Maid
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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