Shank Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Schank. Northern English and Scottish: variant of Shanks.

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


Similar surnames: Shonk, Shan, Shane, Shunk, Shenk, Shanks, Slack, Shack, Shuck, Schank

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Shank Family Origin

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Shank Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Shank occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Shank's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shank. A less common occupation for the Shank family was Carpenter.

Source: Census data for Shank | Data not to scale

Shank Historical Records

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Shank Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Shank life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Shank in 1945 was 32, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shank

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