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Shanks Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: nickname for someone with long legs or some peculiarity of gait, from Old English sceanca ‘shin bone’, ‘leg’. This vocabulary word was preserved in Scotland, whereas in England it was replaced by Old Norse leggr.

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

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Shanks Family Origin

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Shanks Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shanks family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shanks. The most common Shanks occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Shanks's were Farmers.

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