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Fank Family History

Fank Name Meaning

German:: nickname for a quick and lively person from Middle High German vank(e) ‘spark’. This surname is also found in France (Lorraine). shortened form of Fankhauser .

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

Similar surnames: Rank, Funk, Bank, Zank, Fink, Wank, Falk, Mann, Lank, Fang

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Where is the Fank family from?

You can see how Fank families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fank family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fank families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 35 Fank families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 36% of all the recorded Fank's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Fank families in 1911.
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What did your Fank ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Fank. 100% of Fank 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
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Fank. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fank 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 974 immigration records available for the last name Fank. 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 979 military records available for the last name Fank. For the veterans among your Fank ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fank lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Fank life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Fank in 1949 was 34, and 71 in 2004.

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