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Ankner Family History

Ankner Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Anker, Ankney, Asker, Tanner, Langner, Banker, Acker, Abner, Auker

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Where is the Ankner family from?

You can see how Ankner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ankner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Ankner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Ankner families living in Lancashire. This was 100% of all the recorded Ankner's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Ankner families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ankner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ankner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Ankner. 28% of Ankner men worked as a Laborer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Machinist
    19%
  • Helper
    19%
  • Barber
    19%
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What Ankner family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 991 census records available for the last name Ankner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ankner 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 95 immigration records available for the last name Ankner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 350 military records available for the last name Ankner. For the veterans among your Ankner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ankner lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Ankner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ankner in 1963 was 92, and 85 in 2003.

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