Franken Family History

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Franken Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from Frank. Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of Frank. In some cases it may be a shortened form of the various Jewish ornamental compound names beginning with German Franken ‘Franconian’.

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


Similar surnames: Frank, Franke, Frankel, Branden, Finken, Franko, Franzen, Franze

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Franken Family Origin

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Franken Family Occupations

What did your Franken ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Accountant and Denmak were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Franken. 17% of Franken men worked as an Accountant and 34% of Franken women worked as a Denmak. Some less common occupations for Americans named Franken were Optician and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Accountant
    17%
  • Agent
    17%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Optician
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Denmak
    34%
  • Maitiare
    34%
  • Saleslady
    34%

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

Franken Historical Records

What Franken family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Franken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Franken 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Franken. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Franken. For the veterans among your Franken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Franken Life Expectancy

What is the average Franken lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Franken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Franken in 1954 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Franken

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Franken 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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