Sink Family History

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Sink Name Meaning

Dutch, from Middle Dutch sinke, Middle High German zinke ‘trumpet’, ‘horn’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a musician. Slovenian (central Slovenia; Šink): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Rink, Smink, Zink, Senk, Link, Mink, Silk, Pink, Mick, Fink

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Sink Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sink name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sink. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Sink Family Origin

Where is the Sink family from?

Sink Family Occupations

What did your Sink ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sink occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Sink's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sink. A less common occupation for the Sink family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Sink Historical Records

What Sink family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Sink. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sink 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 Sink. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Sink. For the veterans among your Sink ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sink Life Expectancy

What is the average Sink lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Sink life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1953. The average life expectancy for Sink in 1940 was 34, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sink

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sink 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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