Wanke Family History

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Wanke Name Meaning

German: pet form of a personal name derived from Slavic Veceslav (see Vanek, Wenzel).

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


Similar surnames: Wanko, Wank, Wankel, Hanke, Janke, Jenke, Tanke, Danke, Stanke, Ranke

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Wanke Family Origin

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Wanke Family Occupations

What did your Wanke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wanke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Wanke's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wanke. A less common occupation for the Wanke family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Baker

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Wanke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wanke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wanke 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Wanke. 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 Wanke. For the veterans among your Wanke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wanke Life Expectancy

What is the average Wanke lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Wanke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wanke in 1958 was 51, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wanke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wanke 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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