Lenk Family History

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Lenk Name Meaning

South German: nickname from Middle High German lenke ‘flexible’, ‘agile’.

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

Similar surnames: Denk, Zenk, Klenk, Link, Lenz, Wenk, Lank, Beck, Senk, Blank

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Lenk Family Origin

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Lenk Family Occupations

What did your Lenk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lenk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Lenk's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lenk family was At Home. Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lenk.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Tailor

  • At Home


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

Lenk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Lenk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lenk 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lenk. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Lenk. For the veterans among your Lenk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lenk Life Expectancy

What is the average Lenk lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Lenk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Lenk in 1957 was 44, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lenk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lenk 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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