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Vink Name Meaning

Dutch: from vink ‘finch’ a metonymic occupational name for someone who catches finches or a nickname for a lively and cheerful person. English (London): variant of Finch with southern Middle English voicing of the initial fricative /f/ to /v/. German (Rhineland): variant of Fink ‘finch’.

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


Similar surnames: Pink, Bink, Fink, Vick, Wink, Vint, Mink, Rink, Vine, Rinks

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Where is the Vink family from?

You can see how Vink families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vink family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vink families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Vink families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Vink's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Vink families in 1911.
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What did your Vink ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Vink. 45% of Vink men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Vink women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vink were Manager 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
    45%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Manager
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    20%
  • Seamstress
    14%
  • House Work
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Vink. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vink 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Vink. 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 468 military records available for the last name Vink. For the veterans among your Vink ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vink lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Vink life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Vink in 1952 was 49, and 83 in 2004.

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