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Yank Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch or North German Jank . American shortened (and altered) form of the Ukrainian and Belorussian patronymic Yankovich and its Croatian Serbian Slovenian and Slovak cognates. Compare Jank .

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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Where is the Yank family from?

You can see how Yank families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yank family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Yank families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Yank families living in California. This was about 20% of all the recorded Yank's in USA. California and 1 other state had the highest population of Yank families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yank surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yank ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Yank. 17% of Yank men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Yank women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yank were Truck Driver and New Worker. .

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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
    17%
  • Labor
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Stenographer
    34%
  • New Worker
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 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.

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Passenger Lists

There are 200 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 Cards

There are 10,000 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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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.

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