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Tuerk Surname Meaning

German and Slovenian (Türk): see Turk 1 and

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Turk, Durk, Turck, Turke, Buerk, Merk, Werk, Duerr, Tuck, Purk

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Where is the Tuerk family from?

You can see how Tuerk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tuerk family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Tuerk families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 13 Tuerk families living in Ontario. This was about 81% of all the recorded Tuerk's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Tuerk families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tuerk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tuerk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tuerk. 23% of Tuerk men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Tuerk women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tuerk were Machinist and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Bookkeeper
    17%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Machinist
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    60%
  • Seamstress
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Tuerk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tuerk 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 481 immigration records available for the last name Tuerk. 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 242 military records available for the last name Tuerk. For the veterans among your Tuerk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tuerk lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Tuerk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tuerk in 1964 was 64, and 91 in 2004.

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