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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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Where is the Sink family from?

You can see how Sink families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sink family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sink families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 23 Sink families living in North Carolina. This was about 31% of all the recorded Sink's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Sink families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sink surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sink ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sink. 18% of Sink men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Sink women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sink were Salesman and Waitress.

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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

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Waitress
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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