Van Rankin Family History

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Van Rankin Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

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Van Rankin Family Origin

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Van Rankin Family Occupations

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  • Boatman

    50%
  • Laborer

    50%

In 1880, Boatman and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Van Rankin. The most common Van Rankin occupation in the USA was Boatman. 50% of Van Rankin's were Boatmans.

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Van Rankin Historical Records

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Van Rankin Life Expectancy

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Famous Van Rankin Family

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