Schrank Family History

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Schrank Name Meaning

South German: topographic name for someone who lived by a gate or fence, from Middle High German schranc ‘gate’, ‘barrier’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Schrank ‘wardrobe’, ‘closet’.

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

Similar surnames: Schrenk, Schenk, Schwan, Schrage, Schraub, Schunk, Schalk, Schramm

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Schrank Family Origin

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Schrank Family Occupations

What did your Schrank ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schrank occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Schrank's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schrank family was Book Binder. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schrank.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Book Binder


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

Schrank Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Schrank. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schrank 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schrank. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Schrank. For the veterans among your Schrank ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schrank Life Expectancy

What is the average Schrank lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Schrank life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Schrank in 1945 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schrank

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schrank 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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