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Kerkman Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch kercman ‘clergyman’. North German: from Low German kerke ‘church’, hence an occupational name for a sexton or a parishioner.

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


Similar surnames: Kirkman, Werkman, Kerzman, Berkman, Mersman, Korman, Karman, Perman

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Where is the Kerkman family from?

You can see how Kerkman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kerkman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kerkman families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there was 1 Kerkman family living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Kerkman's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Kerkman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kerkman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kerkman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kerkman. 43% of Kerkman men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Kerkman women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kerkman were Operator and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    43%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Operator
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    34%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Housewife
    23%
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What Kerkman family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kerkman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kerkman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 401 immigration records available for the last name Kerkman. 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 Cards

There are 180 military records available for the last name Kerkman. For the veterans among your Kerkman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kerkman lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kerkman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kerkman in 1963 was 71, and 76 in 2004.

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