Tank Family History

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Tank Name Meaning

North German and Frisian: from a pet form of the personal name Thankmar (see Tamm). Indian (Gujarat): Hindu name of unknown meaning.

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

Similar surnames: Tack, Rank, Tak, Tanck, Jank, Tano, Bank, Tani, Wank, Tanke

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Tank Family Origin

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Tank Family Occupations

What did your Tank ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tank. A less common occupation for the Tank family was (Corn) Miller Emp 8 Men 5 Boys. The most common Tank occupation in the UK was Farmer. 14% of Tank's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Grocer

  • (Corn) Miller Emp 8 Men 5 Boys


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

Tank Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Tank. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tank 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 Tank. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Tank. For the veterans among your Tank ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tank Life Expectancy

What is the average Tank lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Tank life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Tank in 1945 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tank

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tank 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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