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Wank Name Meaning

German pet form of a personal name derived from Slavic Veceslav (see Vanek, Wenzel). German: from a field named with Middle High German wanc ‘bend or turn (in the course of a path or river)’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Wang.

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


Similar surnames: Bank, Rank, Wang, Wanko, Wanke, Wenk, Wann, Wand, Wack, Jank

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Wank Family Origin

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Wank Family Occupations

What did your Wank ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Boatman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wank. The most common Wank occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Wank's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wank family was Drives Team.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Boatman

    6%
  • Drives Team

    6%

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

Wank Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

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

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Wank Life Expectancy

What is the average Wank lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Wank life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Wank in 1950 was 48, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wank

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wank 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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