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Jank Family History

Jank Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: variant of Janke. Hungarian (Jánk): from a pet form of the personal name János, Hungarian form of John.

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


Similar surnames: Janka, Jan, Janko, Bank, Jack, Janz, Rank, Jans, Wank, Tank

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Where is the Jank family from?

You can see how Jank families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jank family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Jank families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 20 Jank families living in New York. This was about 48% of all the recorded Jank's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Jank families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jank surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jank ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jank. 23% of Jank men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Jank women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jank were Farm Laborer and Stenographer.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Machinist
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Stenographer
    11%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Jank. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jank 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 815 immigration records available for the last name Jank. 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 924 military records available for the last name Jank. For the veterans among your Jank ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jank lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Jank life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Jank in 1960 was 48, and 86 in 2004.

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