Rankins Family History

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Rankins Name Meaning

Although not listed by Black, this may be presumed to be a patronymic from Rankin, along with Rankinson, which Black does record.

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


Similar surnames: Rankine, Mankins, Hankins, Rankin, Jenkins, Markins, Lakins, Adkins

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Rankins Family Origin

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Rankins Family Occupations

What did your Rankins ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Machineist and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rankins. A less common occupation for the Rankins family was Laborer. The most common Rankins occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Rankins's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Machineist

    12%
  • Grocer

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%

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

Rankins Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rankins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rankins 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 Rankins. 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 Card

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

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Rankins Life Expectancy

What is the average Rankins lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rankins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rankins in 1952 was 56, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rankins

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rankins 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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