Erk Name Meaning

German: from a short form of Erkenbrecht, a Germanic personal name composed of the elements erkan ‘pure’, ‘perfect’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.

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


Similar surnames: Erck, Eck, Berk, Merk, Ell, Perk, Erb, Denk, Elk, Gerk

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Erk Family Origin

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Erk Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    24%
  • Engineer

    10%
  • Artist

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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In 1880, the most common Erk occupation in the USA was Laborer. 24% of Erk's were Laborers. Laborer, Engineer and Artist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Erk. A less common occupation for the Erk family was Carpenter.

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Erk Historical Records

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Erk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1961 and 2004, Erk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Erk in 1961 was 51, and 59 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Erk

Famous Erk Family

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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