Yank Family History

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Yank Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch or North German Jank, itself a variant of Janke.

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


Similar surnames: Yanke, Jank, Bank, Yanik, Yunk, Yack, Yan, Yanak, Hank, Yanek

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Yank Family Origin

Where is the Yank family from?

Yank Family Occupations

What did your Yank ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yank. The most common Yank occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Yank's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Yank family was Merchant Tailor.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Merchant Tailor

    14%

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

Yank Historical Records

What Yank family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Yank. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yank 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 Yank

Passenger List

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

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Yank Life Expectancy

What is the average Yank lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Yank life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Yank in 1943 was 27, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yank

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yank 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.

Famous Yank Family

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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