Denke Family History

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Denke Name Meaning

German: from a short form of a personal name containing the Old High German element thank ‘thank’, ‘think’, ‘thought’, or a habitational name for someone from a place named Denkte, near Wolfenbüttel. Hungarian: from a pet form of any of the personal names Dénes, Demeter, or Demjén.

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

Similar surnames: Denk, Jenke, Kenkel, Lenke, Henke, Deike, Senne, Dehnke, Benke, Danke

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Denke Family Origin

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Denke Family Occupations

What did your Denke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Denke family was Laborer. Carpenter, Drayman and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Denke. The most common Denke occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 20% of Denke's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

  • Drayman

  • Grocer

  • Laborer


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

Denke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Denke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Denke 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 260 immigration records available for the last name Denke. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Denke. For the veterans among your Denke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Denke Life Expectancy

What is the average Denke lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Denke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Denke in 1965 was 59, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Denke 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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