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Hanks Family History

Hanks Name Meaning
English (Gloucestershire): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Hank, a short form of Hankin.

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

982,174 Historical Documents with Hanks on Ancestry.com
121,527 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
15,767 Military Records
4,716 Immigration Records
97,626 Census and Voter Lists
742,538 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Hanks Families

  • Number of Hanks families
     106 - 210
     36 - 105
     1 - 35
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hanks families
     174 - 345
     59 - 173
     1 - 58
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hanks families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Hanks census records

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Hanks Family Origin

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Hanks Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Hanks families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Hanks

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Hanks Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Hanks census records

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Hanks Civil War Service Records

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