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Tankard Name Meaning

English (West Yorkshire):: from the Old French personal name Tancard (ancient Germanic Tancard from thank- ‘think thank’ + hard- ‘hard bold’). perhaps occasionally a metonymic occupational name from Middle English tan(c)kard(e) ‘cask tun; drinking vessel’ for someone who made or sold casks or drinking vessels.

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

Similar surnames: Packard, Manard, Stannard, Savard, Bankard, Hansard, Manhardt, Cunard

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Where is the Tankard family from?

You can see how Tankard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tankard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tankard families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 309 Tankard families living in Yorkshire. This was about 69% of all the recorded Tankard's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Tankard families in 1891.
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What did your Tankard ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Tankard. 20% of Tankard men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Tankard women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tankard were Steel Works Labourer and Private Means. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Turf Commission Agent
  • Caretaker
  • Steel Works Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Tankard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tankard 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tankard. 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 Cards

There are 836 military records available for the last name Tankard. For the veterans among your Tankard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tankard lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Tankard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Tankard in 1947 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

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