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Zink Family History

Zink Name Meaning
from Middle High German zinke ‘peak’, acquired either as a topographic name by someone who lived on or near a crag or on a pointed piece of land or as a nickname for a man with a singularly pointed nose. Compare modern German slang Zinken ‘hooter’. The same word was used to denote the cornet, although the semantic development is not clear, and the surname may sometimes have been metonymic for a player of this instrument. It was not until the 16th century that the metal zinc was discovered and named (apparently from its jagged appearance in the furnace), so this is unlikely to be the origin of the surname.from Jacinctus, which derives from Hyacinthus, a saint's name. Compare Spanish Jacinto, Italian Giacinto.

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

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Name Distribution of Zink Families

  • Number of Zink families
     94 - 186
     32 - 93
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Zink families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Zink Family Origin

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Zink Immigration Information

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Zink Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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