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Clink Surname Meaning

Scottish: possibly the Dutch surname Klink brought by Flemish merchants to Scottish North Sea ports in Fife and elsewhere (compare 3 below). English: variant of Clinch . Americanized form of German Dutch or Sorbian Klink .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Click, Cline, Cink, Blank, Clyne, Clerk, Swink, Plunk, Slick, Elick

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Where is the Clink family from?

You can see how Clink families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clink family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Clink families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 12 Clink families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Clink's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Clink families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Clink surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Clink ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Clink. 100% of Clink men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Clink. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clink 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 723 immigration records available for the last name Clink. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Clink. For the veterans among your Clink ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clink lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Clink life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Clink in 1963 was 78, and 76 in 2004.

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