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Trank Family History

Trank Name Meaning

German: nickname for a drinker, from Middle High German tranc ‘drink’.

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


Similar surnames: Trunk, Crank, Rank, Krank, Raak, Trapp, Brack, Blank, Pranke, Traub

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Where is the Trank family from?

You can see how Trank families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Trank family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Trank families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Trank families living in New York. This was about 60% of all the recorded Trank's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Trank families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Trank surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Trank ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Trank. 20% of Trank men worked as a Laborer and 31% of Trank women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Trank were Machinist and Secretary.

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    31%
  • Housewife
    24%
  • Buyer
    16%
  • Secretary
    16%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Trank. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trank 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 391 immigration records available for the last name Trank. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Trank. For the veterans among your Trank ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Trank lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Trank life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Trank in 1955 was 54, and 80 in 2004.

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