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

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Yank Family Origin

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Yank Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Merchant Tailor

    14%

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.

Source: Census data for Yank | Data not to scale

Yank Historical Records

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Yank Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yank

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Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)

Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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