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Pranke Family History

Pranke Name Meaning

Southern German: from Middle High German pranc, branc ‘show’, ‘display’, hence a nickname for an ostentatious person.

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


Similar surnames: Prange, Rank, Krenke, Range, Trank, Drake, Prasse, Runke, Punke

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Where is the Pranke family from?

You can see how Pranke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pranke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Pranke families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Pranke families living in Illinois. This was about 57% of all the recorded Pranke's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Pranke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pranke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pranke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pranke. 20% of Pranke men worked as a Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Farming
    10%
  • Baker
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Pranke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pranke 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 239 immigration records available for the last name Pranke. 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 267 military records available for the last name Pranke. For the veterans among your Pranke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pranke lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Pranke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Pranke in 1962 was 75, and 79 in 2003.

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