Hanke Family History

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Hanke Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from a pet form of the personal name Johan (see John). English: from a medieval pet form of the personal name Jehan (see John). English: in some cases, perhaps from Old Norse Anki, a pet form of a personal name with the first element Arn-, shortened from arnar, the genitive singular of orn ‘eagle’.

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

Similar surnames: Hance, Hake, Harke, Henke, Hanka, Hunke, Tanke, Hank, Hapke, Hacke

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Hanke Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hanke name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hanke. 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


  • Norway


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Hanke Family Origin

Where is the Hanke family from?

Hanke Family Occupations

What did your Hanke ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Dock Labourer and Leadmine Engin Driver were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Hanke. The most common Hanke occupation in the UK was Dock Labourer. 33% of Hanke's were Dock Labourers. A less common occupation for the Hanke family was Stuff Merchant (MR).

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  • Dock Labourer

  • Leadmine Engin Driver

  • Stuff Merchant (MR)


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

Hanke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Hanke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanke 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hanke. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Hanke. For the veterans among your Hanke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hanke Life Expectancy

What is the average Hanke lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hanke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Hanke in 1951 was 63, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hanke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hanke 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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