Denke Family History

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Denke Name Meaning

German: from a short form of a personal name containing the Old High German element thank ‘thank’, ‘think’, ‘thought’, or a habitational name for someone from a place named Denkte, near Wolfenbüttel. Hungarian: from a pet form of any of the personal names Dénes, Demeter, or Demjén.

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


Similar surnames: Denk, Jenke, Kenkel, Lenke, Henke, Deike, Senne, Dehnke, Benke, Danke

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Denke Family Origin

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Denke Family Occupations

What did your Denke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Denke. 27% of Denke men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Denke women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Denke were Attendant and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Farm Operator
    7%
  • Laborer
    5%
  • Attendant
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    11%
  • Demonstrator
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Saleslady
    8%

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

Denke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Denke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Denke 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 260 immigration records available for the last name Denke. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Denke. For the veterans among your Denke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Denke Life Expectancy

What is the average Denke lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Denke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Denke in 1965 was 59, and 71 in 2004.

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