Dirks Family History

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Dirks Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from the personal name Dirk.

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

Similar surnames: Dirk, Dircks, Dierks, Dirkse, Dicks, Dilks, Dirck, Derks, Dies, Wilks

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Dirks Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dirks name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dirks. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Dirks Family Origin

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Dirks Family Occupations

What did your Dirks ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dirks occupation in Canada was Son. 100% of Dirks's were Sons.

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  • Son


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

Dirks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Dirks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dirks 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Dirks. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Dirks. For the veterans among your Dirks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dirks Life Expectancy

What is the average Dirks lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Dirks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dirks in 1948 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dirks

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dirks 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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