Lanka Family History

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Lanka Name Meaning

Indian (Andhra Pradesh): Hindu name of unknown meaning. Lithuanian and Latvian: probably a shortened form of Lithuanian Lankauskas.

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


Similar surnames: Laska, Tank, Lanza, Hanka, Landa, Janka, Lana, Lala, Manka, Sank

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Lanka Family Origin

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Lanka Family Occupations

What did your Lanka ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Lanka. The most common Lanka occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Lanka's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    50%

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

Lanka Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lanka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lanka census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Lanka. 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 Lanka. For the veterans among your Lanka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lanka Life Expectancy

What is the average Lanka lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Lanka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Lanka in 1964 was 56, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lanka

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lanka 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.

Famous Lanka Family

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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