Fenske Family History

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Fenske Name Meaning

German form of a Slavic personal name equivalent to Vincent (e.g. Polish Winzenz) or Vaclav (Polish Waclaw; Czech Veceslav, Václav; see Vacek).

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

Similar surnames: Wenske, Venske, Felske, Jenke, Manske, Jeske, Senske, Teske, Lenke

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Fenske Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fenske name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Fenske. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Fenske Family Origin

Where is the Fenske family from?

Fenske Family Occupations

What did your Fenske ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Fenske occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Fenske's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fenske family was Laborer. Farmer, Carpenter and Gilder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fenske.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Gilder

  • Laborer


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

Fenske Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Fenske. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fenske 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fenske. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Fenske. For the veterans among your Fenske ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fenske Life Expectancy

What is the average Fenske lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Fenske life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Fenske in 1946 was 57, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fenske

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fenske 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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