Derks Name Meaning

North German and Frisian: variant of Dirks or Dierks.

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


Similar surnames: Derk, Berks, Dierks, Dirks, Deike, Herms, Yerks, Deck, Merkl, Merk

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Derks Family Origin

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Derks Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    75%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Stevadore

    5%

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In 1880, the most common Derks occupation in the USA was Farmer. 75% of Derks's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Derks. A less common occupation for the Derks family was Stevadore.

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Derks Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, Derks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Derks in 1956 was 52, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Derks

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