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Rensink Name Meaning

Dutch: habitational name from any of several farms so named in the areas of Twente and De Achterhoek in the Eastern Netherlands once inhabited by a certain Rense and his kin. The personal name Rense corresponds to the ancient Germanic name Renzo which is from ragin regin ‘advice counsel’. Compare Rensing .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Redding, Renick, Reding, Mensing, Rennick, Ruesink, Bendick, Bennick

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Where is the Rensink family from?

You can see how Rensink families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rensink family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Rensink families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 20 Rensink families living in Iowa. This was about 63% of all the recorded Rensink's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Rensink families in 1880.
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What did your Rensink ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Rensink. 43% of Rensink 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farm Operator
  • Farm Hand
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rensink. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rensink 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 344 immigration records available for the last name Rensink. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 149 military records available for the last name Rensink. For the veterans among your Rensink ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rensink lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Rensink life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rensink in 1961 was 63, and 93 in 2004.

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