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Hanchey Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of a Swiss and southern German family name Hantsche, Hansche, or Hentsche, a metonymic occupational name for a glovemaker, from any of the variants Hansche, Hantsche, Hentsche, contracted forms of Handschuh ‘glove’, due to the loss of stress in the second syllable See Handschuh. This name is found predominantly in LA and NC.

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


Similar surnames: Chancey, Fancher, Hanley, Chandley, Hanshew, Hache, Hance, Hachey

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Where is the Hanchey family from?

You can see how Hanchey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hanchey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hanchey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Hanchey families living in British Columbia. This was about 57% of all the recorded Hanchey's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Hanchey families in 1911.
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What did your Hanchey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hanchey. 57% of Hanchey men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Hanchey women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hanchey were Operator and Teacher.

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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
    57%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    43%
  • Manager
    29%
  • Teacher
    29%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 92 immigration records available for the last name Hanchey. 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 634 military records available for the last name Hanchey. For the veterans among your Hanchey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hanchey lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hanchey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Hanchey in 1953 was 41, and 67 in 2004.

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