Yahnke Family History

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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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Yahnke Family Origin

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Yahnke Family Occupations

What did your Yahnke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, farmer, Farm Laborer and Lab. In Tannery were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yahnke. A less common occupation for the Yahnke family was Market Gardner. The most common Yahnke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Yahnke's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Lab. In Tannery

  • Market Gardner


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

Yahnke Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Yahnke Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yahnke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yahnke 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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