Rink Family History

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Rink Name Meaning

German and Dutch: variant of Ring 1. German: metonymic occupational name for a buckle maker, from Middle High German rinke ‘buckle’, ‘clasp’.

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


Similar surnames: Ring, Rind, Rank, Sink, Rinkel, Pink, Zink, Mink, Rock, Rinker

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Rink Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rink name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rink. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    42%

  • Germanic Europe

    18%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    6%

  • Norway

    4%

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Rink Family Origin

Where is the Rink family from?

Rink Family Occupations

What did your Rink ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Blacksmith, Carman and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rink. The most common Rink occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 17% of Rink's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Rink family was Shoemaker.

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  • Blacksmith

    17%
  • Carman

    17%
  • Labourer

    17%
  • Shoemaker

    17%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rink ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rink Historical Records

What Rink family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Rink. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rink census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rink. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Rink. For the veterans among your Rink ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rink Life Expectancy

What is the average Rink lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Rink life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rink in 1950 was 49, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rink

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rink ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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