Shank Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Schank. Northern English and Scottish: variant of Shanks.

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


Similar surnames: Shonk, Shan, Shane, Shunk, Shenk, Shanks, Slack, Shack, Shuck, Schank

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Shank Family Origin

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Shank Family Occupations

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  • Relief From Parish

    12%
  • Ag Labourer

    6%
  • Annuitant

    6%
  • Asst Wine Merchant

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Shank family was Asst Wine Merchant. Relief From Parish, Ag Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shank. The most common Shank occupation in the UK was Relief From Parish. 12% of Shank's were Relief From Parishs.

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Shank Historical Records

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Shank Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Shank life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Shank in 1945 was 32, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shank

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