Zank Family History

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Zank Name Meaning

South German: nickname for a quarrelsome or cantankerous person, from a noun derivative of Middle High German zanken, zenken ‘to pick a fight’.

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


Similar surnames: Zenk, Rank, Bank, Zink, Fank, Zang, Zand, Lank, Wank, Hand

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Zank Family Origin

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Zank Family Occupations

What did your Zank ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Zank family was Cabinet Maker. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zank. The most common Zank occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Zank's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Farm Laborer

    15%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Cabinet Maker

    8%

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

Zank Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Zank. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zank 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 Zank. 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 Zank. For the veterans among your Zank ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zank Life Expectancy

What is the average Zank lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Zank life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Zank in 1958 was 57, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zank

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zank 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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