Yankey Family History

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Yankey Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch or North German Janke, Jahnke, or Jenke.

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

Similar surnames: Yankee, Yanke, Bankey, Yaney, Yancey, Mankey, Yahnke, Yerkey, Pankey

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Yankey Family Origin

Where is the Yankey family from?

Yankey Family Occupations

What did your Yankey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Yankey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Yankey's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Gun Smith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yankey. A less common occupation for the Yankey family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Gun Smith

  • Keeping House


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

Yankey Historical Records

What Yankey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Yankey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yankey 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 151 immigration records available for the last name Yankey. 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 535 military records available for the last name Yankey. For the veterans among your Yankey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yankey Life Expectancy

What is the average Yankey lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Yankey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Yankey in 1946 was 40, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yankey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yankey 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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