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Rink Name Meaning

German and Dutch: variant of Ring 1. German: metonymic occupational name for a buckle maker, from Middle High German rinke ‘buckle’, ‘clasp’.

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


Similar surnames: Ring, Rind, Rank, Sink, Rinkel, Pink, Zink, Mink, Rock, Rinker

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Where is the Rink family from?

You can see how Rink families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rink family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rink families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Rink families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Rink's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Rink families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rink surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rink ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rink. 16% of Rink men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Rink women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rink were Truck Driver and Waitress.

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Waitress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Rink. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rink 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 Rink. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Rink. For the veterans among your Rink ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rink lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Rink life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rink in 1950 was 49, and 84 in 2004.

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