Kirk Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English, and Danish: from northern Middle English, Danish kirk ‘church’ (Old Norse kirkja), a topographic name for someone who lived near a church.

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


Similar surnames: Birk, Wire, Kirby, Turk, Bick, Kick, Zink, Kirch, Bird, Kirn

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Kirk Family Origin

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Kirk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • School

    4%
  • Student

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Laborer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kirk. A less common occupation for the Kirk family was Student. The most common Kirk occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Kirk's were Farmers.

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Kirk Historical Records

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Kirk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Kirk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kirk in 1942 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kirk

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