Ark Name Meaning

Dutch (van Ark): habitational name from a place called Ark in Gelderland.

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


Similar surnames: Mark, Ard, Ask, Lare, Aro, Hark, Wark, Art, Arn, Mars

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Ark Family Origin

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Ark Family Occupations

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  • Bookkeeper

    14%
  • County Officer

    14%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Home

    14%

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In 1880, Bookkeeper, County Officer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ark. The most common Ark occupation in the USA was Bookkeeper. 14% of Ark's were Bookkeepers. A less common occupation for the Ark family was Home.

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Ark Historical Records

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Ark Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Ark life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Ark in 1963 was 69, and 87 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ark

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