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Tank Family History

Tank Name Meaning

English (Cornwall): perhaps from a pet form of the Middle English personal name Tancred Tancard which is of French origin (see Tankard ). Alternatively perhaps a nickname from the rare Middle English word tank ‘blast on a horn’. North German North Frisian and East Frisian: from a short form of the personal name Thankmar (see Tamm ). This surname is very rare in North and East Frisia. Compare Tanck . Indian (Gujarat): name based on the name of a Rajput clan of unexplained etymology. It is not clear whether this name is connected with the English word tank which is of Indian origin as in Gujarati tānkh ‘underground reservoir’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Tack, Rank, Tak, Tanck, Jank, Tano, Bank, Tani, Wank, Tanke

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You can see how Tank families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tank family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tank families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Tank families living in Massachusetts. This was 100% of all the recorded Tank's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Tank families in 1840.
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What did your Tank ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tank. 23% of Tank men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Tank women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tank were Carpenter and Saleslady. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Seamstress
  • Housework
  • Saleslady
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tank. 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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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Tank. For the veterans among your Tank ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tank lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Tank life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Tank in 1945 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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