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Wank Family History

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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Where is the Wank family from?

You can see how Wank families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wank family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wank families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Wank families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Wank's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Wank families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wank surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wank ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wank. 20% of Wank men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Wank women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wank were Foreman and Operator.

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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
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Foreman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Operator
    10%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 970 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 Cards

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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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.

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