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Hanker Family History

Hanker Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Anker, Hacker, Harker, Hawker, Banker, Hanke, Hanger, Hankes, Haner

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Where is the Hanker family from?

You can see how Hanker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hanker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hanker families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 45 Hanker families living in London. This was about 25% of all the recorded Hanker's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hanker families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hanker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hanker ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colliery and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hanker. 100% of Hanker men worked as a Colliery and 100% of Hanker women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Colliery
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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What Hanker family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hanker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanker 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hanker. 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.

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Draft Cards

There are 570 military records available for the last name Hanker. For the veterans among your Hanker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hanker lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Hanker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hanker in 1957 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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