Anker Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German anker ‘anchor’, applied either as an occupational name for a smith who made ships’ anchors or as a habitational name from a house identified by an anchor. English: from the Old French personal name Anchier (see Angier). Norwegian and Swedish: probably originally a Swedish soldier’s name meaning ‘anchor’. This is the name of a powerful and influential Norwegian family, who came to Christiana (Oslo) from Sweden in 1668. Danish: from a personal name, of which the first element means ‘eagle’ and the second (probably) ‘violent’. Americanized form of northern French Anquier, from a personal name of Germanic origin (see Angier).

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

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Anker Family Origin

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Anker Family Occupations

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  • Farm Laborer

    50%
  • Freight Agent

    50%

In 1881, Farm Laborer and Freight Agent were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Anker. The most common Anker occupation in Canada was Farm Laborer. 50% of Anker's were Farm Laborers.

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Between 1952 and 2004, Anker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Anker in 1952 was 58, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Anker

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