Hanks Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Hank, a short form of Hankin.

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

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Hanks Family Origin

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Hanks Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hanks family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hanks. The most common Hanks occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Hanks's were Farmers.

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Hanks Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Hanks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hanks in 1941 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hanks

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