History of your Surname
Get access to Hanken family records.Start a free trial

Hanken Family History

Hanken Name Meaning

English (Northumberland): variant of Hankin . This form of the surname is now rare in Britain. North German: variant of Hanke and Hanneken .

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


Similar surnames: Hankin, Hanten, Hanen, Hankes, Hanes, Haden, Hane, Halden, Hawken

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Hanken family from?

You can see how Hanken families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hanken family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hanken families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 51 Hanken families living in London. This was about 35% of all the recorded Hanken's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hanken families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hanken surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hanken ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Hanken. 64% of Hanken women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

View Census Data for Hanken | Data not to scale

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    64%
  • Retired
    19%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    19%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Hanken family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hanken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanken census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Australian census records for Hanken

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hanken. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Hanken immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 557 military records available for the last name Hanken. For the veterans among your Hanken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Hanken military records

You've only scratched the surface of Hanken family history

Discover More

What is the average Hanken lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Hanken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hanken in 1948 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hanken

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Hanken family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial