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Yanke Family History

Yanke Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch or North German Janke or Jahnke.

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


Similar surnames: Yankey, Yankee, Yank, Yahnke, Yonke, Tanke, Hanke, Janke, Yanko, Yake

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Where is the Yanke family from?

You can see how Yanke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yanke family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Yanke families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 58 Yanke families living in Wisconsin. This was about 43% of all the recorded Yanke's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Yanke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yanke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yanke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yanke. 23% of Yanke men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Yanke women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yanke were Farm Laborer 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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Housework
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Yanke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yanke 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 503 immigration records available for the last name Yanke. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Yanke. For the veterans among your Yanke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yanke lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Yanke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Yanke in 1962 was 71, and 69 in 2004.

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