Tanke Family History
Tanke Name Meaning
Dutch and North German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic compound name with the first element thank ‘thought’. Compare Tank . German: nickname from dialect tanke ‘left’ probably denoting a left-handed person. This is a Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) surname originating from the Kočevsko region in Lower Carniola Slovenia (see Kocevar ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press