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Sank Family History

Sank Name Meaning

English: from a personal name, Samke, possibly from Old Norse Sadúlfr, or from Sanni, a pet form of Old Norse Sandi.

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


Similar surnames: Bank, Rank, Sack, Sand, Tank, Salk, Wank, Jank, Sanz, Sang

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Where is the Sank family from?

You can see how Sank families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sank family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Sank families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Sank families living in Virginia. This was about 60% of all the recorded Sank's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Sank families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sank surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sank ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sank. 34% of Sank men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Sank women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sank were Farmer and Cashier.

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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
    34%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farmer
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Cashier
    7%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Sank. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sank 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 452 immigration records available for the last name Sank. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Sank. For the veterans among your Sank ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sank lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Sank life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Sank in 1959 was 44, and 89 in 2004.

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