Gerk Family History

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Gerk Name Meaning

Variant of German Gerke (see Gerken). Possibly also Slovenian: ethnic name for a Greek, from Slovenian Gerk, an old spelling of Grk ‘Greek’.

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

Similar surnames: Gero, Gery, Berk, Gerl, Gere, Gerke, Merk, Peek, Peck, Derk

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Gerk Family Origin

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Gerk Family Occupations

What did your Gerk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gerk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Gerk's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gerk family was Laborer. Farmer, Brick Layer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerk.

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  • Farmer

  • Brick Layer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Gerk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gerk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerk 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 354 immigration records available for the last name Gerk. 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 240 military records available for the last name Gerk. For the veterans among your Gerk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerk Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerk lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gerk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Gerk in 1957 was 56, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerk 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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