Jenke Family History

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Jenke Name Meaning

German: from a Slavic pet form of the personal name Johannes, or a variant of Jänke, a Low German pet form of Jan, a short form of Johann.

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

Similar surnames: Henke, Jonke, Jeske, Denke, Lenke, Jenne, Janke, Benke, Mente, Remke

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Jenke Family Origin

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Jenke Family Occupations

What did your Jenke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jenke. 18% of Jenke men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Jenke women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jenke were Attendant and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Laborer
  • Attendant

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Seamstress
  • Housekeeper

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

Jenke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Jenke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jenke 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 440 immigration records available for the last name Jenke. 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 515 military records available for the last name Jenke. For the veterans among your Jenke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jenke Life Expectancy

What is the average Jenke lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Jenke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Jenke in 1958 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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