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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

Similar surnames: Hanke, Taake, Janke, Tank, Wanke, Yanke, Tacke, Denke, Stanke, Tate

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Where is the Tanke family from?

You can see how Tanke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tanke family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Tanke families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Tanke families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Tanke's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Tanke families in 1911.
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What did your Tanke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tanke. 24% of Tanke men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Tanke women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tanke were Carpenter and Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farmming
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Waitress
  • Housekeeper
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Tanke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tanke 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 779 immigration records available for the last name Tanke. 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 710 military records available for the last name Tanke. For the veterans among your Tanke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tanke lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Tanke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Tanke in 1960 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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