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Dehnke Name Meaning

North German: from a pet form of Degen or one of the compound names with Degen for instance Denhard a variant of the personal name Degenhar(d)t (see Degenhardt ).

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


Similar surnames: Behnke, Denke, Dahnke, Ehmke, Reinke, Lenke, Jenke, Dehne, Ehrke

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Where is the Dehnke family from?

You can see how Dehnke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dehnke family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Dehnke families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 18 Dehnke families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Dehnke's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Dehnke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dehnke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dehnke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Dehnke. 80% of Dehnke men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    80%
  • Driver
    20%
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What Dehnke family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 673 census records available for the last name Dehnke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dehnke census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 222 immigration records available for the last name Dehnke. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 168 military records available for the last name Dehnke. For the veterans among your Dehnke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dehnke lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2003, in the United States, Dehnke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dehnke in 1966 was 30, and 68 in 2003.

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