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Henke Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of the personal names Heinrich or Johannes .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Henne, Jenke, Hanke, Henze, Lenke, Denke, Henkel, Heinke, Hunke

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Where is the Henke family from?

You can see how Henke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Henke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Henke families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 23 Henke families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 66% of all the recorded Henke's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Henke families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Henke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Henke ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Henke. 100% of Henke 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Henke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Henke 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Henke. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Henke. For the veterans among your Henke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Henke lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Henke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Henke in 1949 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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