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

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Yankey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    63%
  • Farming

    13%
  • Gun Smith

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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In 1880, 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. The most common Yankey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Yankey's were Farmers.

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Yankey Historical Records

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Yankey Life Expectancy

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Famous Yankey Family

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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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