Derk Family History

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Derk Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: variant of Dirk.

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

Similar surnames: Berk, Deck, Merk, Dirk, Durk, Derks, Derr, Denk, Delk, Gerk

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Derk Family Origin

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Derk Family Occupations

What did your Derk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Derk family was Keeping House. The most common Derk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Derk's were Farmers. Farmer, Miner and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Derk.

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  • Farmer

  • Miner

  • Coal Miner

  • Keeping House


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

Derk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Derk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Derk 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 293 immigration records available for the last name Derk. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 602 military records available for the last name Derk. For the veterans among your Derk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Derk Life Expectancy

What is the average Derk lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Derk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Derk in 1952 was 70, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Derk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Derk 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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