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Hankey Family History

Hankey Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of Hanke ; see Hanks .

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


Similar surnames: Harkey, Hankel, Hankes, Hanke, Hanley, Haney, Sankey, Mankey, Janey

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Where is the Hankey family from?

You can see how Hankey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hankey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hankey families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 256 Hankey families living in Cheshire. This was about 32% of all the recorded Hankey's in United Kingdom. Cheshire had the highest population of Hankey families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hankey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hankey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hankey. 17% of Hankey men worked as a General Labourer and 77% of Hankey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hankey were Farm Labourer and Incapacitated. .

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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

  • General Labourer
    17%
  • Incapacitated
    8%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Farm Labourer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
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What Hankey family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Hankey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hankey 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 Hankey. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hankey. For the veterans among your Hankey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hankey lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hankey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Hankey in 1951 was 40, and 81 in 2004.

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