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Hank Family History

Hank Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of Hans, itself a pet form of Johann. German (Alemannic): from a pet form of Heinrich.

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


Similar surnames: Hang, Hanke, Wank, Jank, Hann, Hanek, Rank, Bank, Hanko, Hanka

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Where is the Hank family from?

You can see how Hank families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hank family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hank families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Hank families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 42% of all the recorded Hank's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hank families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hank surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hank ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hank. 18% of Hank men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Hank women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hank were Salesman and Housewife. .

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Hank. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hank 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hank. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Hank. For the veterans among your Hank ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hank lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hank life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Hank in 1954 was 45, and 69 in 2004.

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