Renk Family History

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Renk Name Meaning

North German: from a pet form of the personal name Reinhard, composed of the Germanic elements ragin ‘advice’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. Southern German: habitational name from Rengg in the districts of Zurich and Lucerne.

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

Similar surnames: Reek, Rank, Penk, Wenk, Reck, Menk, Renko, Denk, Runk, Senk

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Renk Family Origin

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Renk Family Occupations

What did your Renk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Renk. 22% of Renk men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Renk women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Renk were Butcher and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Butcher

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Inspector
  • Housework
  • Seamstress

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Renk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Renk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Renk 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 800 immigration records available for the last name Renk. 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 Renk. For the veterans among your Renk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Renk Life Expectancy

What is the average Renk lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Renk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Renk in 1952 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Renk 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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