Fank Family History

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Fank Name Meaning

nickname for quick and lively person, from Middle High German vank(e) ‘spark’. shortened form of Fankhauser.

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

Similar surnames: Rank, Funk, Bank, Zank, Fink, Wank, Falk, Mann, Lank, Fang

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Fank Family Origin

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Fank Family Occupations

What did your Fank ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fank family was Druggist. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fank. The most common Fank occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Fank's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Druggist


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fank ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Fank Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Fank. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fank census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 974 immigration records available for the last name Fank. 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 Card

There are 979 military records available for the last name Fank. For the veterans among your Fank ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fank Life Expectancy

What is the average Fank lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Fank life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Fank in 1949 was 34, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fank

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fank ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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