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Tanke Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from a short form of a Germanic compound name with the first element þank ‘thought’. Compare Tank.

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


Similar surnames: Hanke, Taake, Janke, Tank, Wanke, Yanke, Tacke, Denke, Stanke, Tate

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Tanke Family Origin

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Tanke Family Occupations

What did your Tanke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Tanke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Tanke's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Clerk In Grocery Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tanke. A less common occupation for the Tanke family was Cooper.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Clerk In Grocery Store

    8%
  • Cooper

    8%

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

Tanke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Tanke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tanke census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Tanke

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Tanke. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tanke. For the veterans among your Tanke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tanke Life Expectancy

What is the average Tanke lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Tanke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Tanke in 1960 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tanke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tanke 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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