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Lank Name Meaning

English: nickname for someone tall and thin, from Old English hlanc ‘long’, ‘narrow’. North German: topographic name for some living at the side of a hill or river for example, from Middle Low German lanke ‘side’, ‘flank’.

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


Similar surnames: Plank, Rank, Lang, Bank, Land, Lane, Lark, Lant, Blank, Link

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Where is the Lank family from?

You can see how Lank families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lank family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lank families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Lank families living in Delaware. This was about 45% of all the recorded Lank's in the USA. Delaware had the highest population of Lank families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lank surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lank ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lank. 15% of Lank men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Lank women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lank were Salesman and Weaver.

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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
    15%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Machinist
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Weaver
    8%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Lank. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lank 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lank. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lank. For the veterans among your Lank ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lank lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Lank life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Lank in 1960 was 60, and 80 in 2004.

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