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Mink Name Meaning

Czech: from a reduced form of the personal name Dominik (see Domingo). North German and Dutch: from a pet form of the personal name Mein. Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch menke, minke ‘physical defect’, ‘infirmity’, ‘mutilation’. German: variant of Minke 2.

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


Similar surnames: Munk, Mick, Min, Monk, Hink, Minck, Milk, Menk, Link, Rink

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Where is the Mink family from?

You can see how Mink families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mink family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mink families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 27 Mink families living in Maine. This was about 31% of all the recorded Mink's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Mink families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mink surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mink ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mink. 20% of Mink men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Mink women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mink were Salesman and Teacher.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Mink. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mink 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mink. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Mink. For the veterans among your Mink ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mink lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Mink life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Mink in 1945 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

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