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Stirk Family History

Stirk Name Meaning

English: from Middle English stirk ‘bullock’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble a bullock or metonymic occupational name for someone who had charge of bullocks.

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


Similar surnames: Stork, Stier, Stark, Stock, Turk, Stirn, Starr, Stern, Stiff, Sterk

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Where is the Stirk family from?

You can see how Stirk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stirk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stirk families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 8 Stirk families living in Alberta. This was about 50% of all the recorded Stirk's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Stirk families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stirk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stirk ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gas Fitter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Stirk. 9% of Stirk men worked as a Gas Fitter and 76% of Stirk women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stirk were Horseman On Farm 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 1939

  • Gas Fitter
    9%
  • Boot Repairer
    9%
  • Builders Labourer
    9%
  • Horseman On Farm
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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What Stirk family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Stirk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stirk 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 805 immigration records available for the last name Stirk. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Stirk. For the veterans among your Stirk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stirk lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Stirk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Stirk in 1948 was 73, and 82 in 2004.

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