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Memken Family History

Memken Surname 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: Hemken, Menken, Mammen, Morken, Marken, Kempen, Remke, Meske, Heiken

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Where is the Memken family from?

You can see how Memken families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Memken family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Memken families were found in USA in 1880. In 1861 there was 1 Memken family living in Perthshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Memken's in Scotland. Perthshire had the highest population of Memken families in 1861.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Memken surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Memken ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Memken. 100% of Memken men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
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Census Records

There are 85 census records available for the last name Memken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Memken 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 3 immigration records available for the last name Memken. 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 22 military records available for the last name Memken. For the veterans among your Memken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Memken lifespan?

Between 1968 and 1997, in the United States, Memken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Memken in 1968 was 70, and 71 in 1997.

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