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Jenke Name Meaning

Germanized form of Sorbian Jenko and its cognate Jenk and also of Jank and some of its cognates (see Janke ). North German: variant of Jänke (see Janke ).

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


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

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Where is the Jenke family from?

You can see how Jenke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jenke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jenke families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Jenke families living in Alberta. This was about 63% of all the recorded Jenke's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Jenke families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jenke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and 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 USA 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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*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
    18%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    14%
  • Attendant
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    43%
  • Seamstress
    29%
  • Housekeeper
    29%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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