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Tankard Name Meaning

from a Norman personal name, Tancard, composed of the Germanic words þank ‘thought’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. metonymic occupational name for a maker of barrels and drinking vessels, or a nickname for a hardened drinker, from Middle English tankard ‘tub’, ‘cup’ (apparently a borrowing from Middle Dutch).

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


Similar surnames: Packard, Manard, Stannard, Savard, Bankard, Hansard, Manhardt, Cunard

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Where is the Tankard family from?

You can see how Tankard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tankard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tankard families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 9 Tankard families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 90% of all the recorded Tankard's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Tankard families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tankard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tankard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tankard. 31% of Tankard men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Tankard women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tankard were Oysterman and Servant.

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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

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Oysterman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    40%
  • Waitress
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Servant
    20%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Tankard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tankard 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tankard. 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 836 military records available for the last name Tankard. For the veterans among your Tankard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tankard lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Tankard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Tankard in 1947 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

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