Tankard Family History

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Tankard Name Meaning

from a Norman personal name, Tancard, composed of the Germanic words þank ‘thought’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. metonymic occupational name for a maker of barrels and drinking vessels, or a nickname for a hardened drinker, from Middle English tankard ‘tub’, ‘cup’ (apparently a borrowing from Middle Dutch).

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

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

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Tankard Family Origin

Where is the Tankard family from?

Tankard Family Occupations

What did your Tankard ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Tankard family was Hatter. Bottle Maker, Carter and Coke Burner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tankard. The most common Tankard occupation in the UK was Bottle Maker. 2% of Tankard's were Bottle Makers.

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  • Bottle Maker

  • Carter

  • Coke Burner

  • Hatter


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

Tankard Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Tankard Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tankard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tankard 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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