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Kahanek Family History

Kahanek Name Meaning

Czech: from a diminutive of kahan ‘lamp light’ (see Kahan ).

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

Similar surnames: Kahane, Baranek, Kasner, Kahan, Hanek, Johanek, Kastner, Kalan

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Where is the Kahanek family from?

You can see how Kahanek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kahanek family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Kahanek families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Kahanek families living in Missouri. This was 100% of all the recorded Kahanek's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Kahanek families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kahanek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kahanek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kahanek. 37% of Kahanek men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Kahanek women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kahanek were Farming 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
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farm Laborer
  • Maid
  • File Clerk
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 870 census records available for the last name Kahanek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kahanek 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 166 immigration records available for the last name Kahanek. 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 160 military records available for the last name Kahanek. For the veterans among your Kahanek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kahanek lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kahanek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kahanek in 1958 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

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