Menkes Family History

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Menkes Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from Mencke.

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

Similar surnames: Henkes, Mendes, Menke, Montes, Meckes, Eckes, Meeker, Mynes, Mense

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Menkes Family Origin

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Menkes Family Occupations

What did your Menkes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Menkes. 14% of Menkes men worked as a Salesman and 16% of Menkes women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Menkes were Lawyer and Comparer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Agent
  • Lawyer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Operator
  • Teacher
  • Comparer

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

Menkes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Menkes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Menkes 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Menkes. 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 279 military records available for the last name Menkes. For the veterans among your Menkes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Menkes Life Expectancy

What is the average Menkes lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Menkes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Menkes in 1958 was 41, and 91 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Menkes ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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