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Anker Family History

Anker Name Meaning
German: from Middle High German anker ‘anchor’, applied either as an occupational name for a smith who made ships’ anchors or as a habitational name from a house identified by an anchor.English: from the Old French personal name Anchier (see Angier).Norwegian and Swedish: probably originally a Swedish soldier’s name meaning ‘anchor’. This is the name of a powerful and influential Norwegian family, who came to Christiana (Oslo) from Sweden in 1668.Danish: from a personal name, of which the first element means ‘eagle’ and the second (probably) ‘violent’.Americanized form of northern French Anquier, from a personal name of Germanic origin (see Angier).

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

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18,642 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,140 Military Records
2,774 Immigration Records
13,313 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Anker Families

  • Number of Anker families
     21 - 40
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Anker families
     33 - 63
     12 - 32
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Anker families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Anker Family Origin

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Anker Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Anker

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Anker Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Anker census records

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Anker Civil War Service Records

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