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Rankin Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: from the medieval personal name Rankin, a diminutive of Ronald or Rand, with the diminutive suffix -kin.

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


Similar surnames: Hankin, Rankine, Larkin, Mankin, Haskin, Raskin, Rank, Lakin, Rabkin

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Rankin Family Origin

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Rankin Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Farmer Son

    4%
  • Scholar

    3%
  • Servant

    3%

In 1881, the most common Rankin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Rankin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rankin family was Servant. Farmer, Farmer Son and Scholar were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rankin.

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Rankin Historical Records

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Rankin Life Expectancy

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