Zink Name Meaning

from Middle High German zinke ‘peak’, acquired either as a topographic name by someone who lived on or near a crag or on a pointed piece of land or as a nickname for a man with a singularly pointed nose. Compare modern German slang Zinken ‘hooter’. The same word was used to denote the cornet, although the semantic development is not clear, and the surname may sometimes have been metonymic for a player of this instrument. It was not until the 16th century that the metal zinc was discovered and named (apparently from its jagged appearance in the furnace), so this is unlikely to be the origin of the surname.from Jacinctus, which derives from Hyacinthus, a saint's name. Compare Spanish Jacinto, Italian Giacinto.

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


Similar surnames: Fink, Pink, Zinn, Sink, Zins, Rink, Mink, Link, Zenk, Bink

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Zink Family Origin

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Zink Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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In 1880, the most common Zink occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Zink's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Zink family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zink.

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Between 1948 and 2004, Zink life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Zink in 1948 was 28, and 78 in 2004.

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