Shank / Shanks

The name names Shank and Shanks in Ireland are of immigrant origin having been brought into the Province of Ulster by settlers who arrived from England and Scotland, especially during the seventeenth century. It is in Ulster that the majority of descendants bearing these names can still today be found.

Origin: Scottish.

Spelling variations include: Shank, Shanke, Schank, Schanke, Shankis, Schankis, Shanks, Shanx, Schanx and many more.