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Rinks Surname Meaning

German (Rhineland) and Dutch: patronymic from Rink .

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


Similar surnames: Rinkus, Rink, Rinke, Brinks, Rings, Links, Finks, Pinks, Krings, Ris

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Where is the Rinks family from?

You can see how Rinks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rinks family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Rinks families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Rinks family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Rinks's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Rinks families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rinks surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rinks ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rinks. 28% of Rinks men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Rinks women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rinks were Mechanic and Cook. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    26%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Mechanic
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    43%
  • Bookkeeper
    29%
  • Cook
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rinks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rinks 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 191 immigration records available for the last name Rinks. 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 610 military records available for the last name Rinks. For the veterans among your Rinks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rinks lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Rinks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Rinks in 1956 was 24, and 79 in 2004.

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