Lank Family History

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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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Lank Family Origin

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Lank Family Occupations

What did your Lank ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Ship Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lank. A less common occupation for the Lank family was Keeping House. The most common Lank occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Lank's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Ship Carpenter

    10%
  • Keeping House

    8%

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

Lank Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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.

Search 1940's US census records for Lank

Passenger List

There are 642 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 Card

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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Lank Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lank

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lank 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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