Pankow Family History

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Pankow Name Meaning

German (of Slavic origin): habitational name from a Slavic place name (several in Brandenburg) derived from the Slavic element pank, penk ‘swamp’ + -ow ‘place’ (German -au).

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

Similar surnames: Rannow, Passow, Panko, Rackow, Parlow, Pinnow, Rakow, Sanow, Wanko

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Pankow Family Origin

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Pankow Family Occupations

What did your Pankow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pankow family was Grocer. Farmer, Stone Mason and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pankow. The most common Pankow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Pankow's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Stone Mason

  • Blacksmith

  • Grocer


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

Pankow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pankow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pankow 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 Pankow. 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 Pankow. For the veterans among your Pankow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pankow Life Expectancy

What is the average Pankow lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Pankow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Pankow in 1962 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pankow 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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