Franks Family History

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Franks Name Meaning

English and German: patronymic from Frank.

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

Similar surnames: Frank, Franke, Frankl, Franken, Frankson, Banks, Franck, Frings

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Franks Family Origin

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Franks Family Occupations

What did your Franks ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Franks. The most common Franks occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Franks's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Franks family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Franks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Franks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Franks 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Franks. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Franks. For the veterans among your Franks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Franks Life Expectancy

What is the average Franks lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Franks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Franks in 1943 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Franks

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Franks 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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