Werk Name Meaning

German: nickname for an artisan or craftsman, from Middle High German werc(h) ‘work’, ‘craft’.

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


Similar surnames: Wenk, Wert, Weck, Welk, Berk, Beck, Geck, West, Seck, Wege

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Werk Family Origin

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Werk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Candle & Soap Mfg

    6%
  • Carriage Manufacturer

    6%
  • Foreman

    6%

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In 1880, Farmer, Candle & Soap Mfg and Carriage Manufacturer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Werk. The most common Werk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Werk's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Werk family was Foreman.

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Werk Historical Records

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Werk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Werk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Werk in 1962 was 63, and 67 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Werk

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