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Henkes Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from a short form of Henneke.

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


Similar surnames: Henke, Hentges, Hennes, Menkes, Heikes, Henken, Henkin, Eckes, Hennis

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Where is the Henkes family from?

You can see how Henkes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Henkes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Henkes families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Henkes families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 59% of all the recorded Henkes's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Henkes families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Henkes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Henkes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Henkes. 39% of Henkes men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Henkes women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Henkes were Truck Driver and Housework. .

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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
    39%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farming
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Farm Wife
    34%
  • Housework
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Henkes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Henkes 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 516 immigration records available for the last name Henkes. 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 745 military records available for the last name Henkes. For the veterans among your Henkes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Henkes lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Henkes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Henkes in 1957 was 45, and 86 in 2004.

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