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Yahnke Family History

Yahnke Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Jahnke.

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


Similar surnames: Yanke, Yankey, Yankee, Yahn, Yank, Yonke, Yahner, Dahnke, Yanko

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Where is the Yahnke family from?

You can see how Yahnke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yahnke family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Yahnke families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 37 Yahnke families living in Wisconsin. This was about 55% of all the recorded Yahnke's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Yahnke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yahnke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yahnke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yahnke. 37% of Yahnke men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Yahnke women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yahnke were Carpenter and Housework.

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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
    37%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housework
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Yahnke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yahnke 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 137 immigration records available for the last name Yahnke. 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 399 military records available for the last name Yahnke. For the veterans among your Yahnke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yahnke lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Yahnke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Yahnke in 1956 was 48, and 80 in 2004.

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