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Yerks Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Jerkes Jerks (see Yerkes ).

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

Similar surnames: Yerkes, Yerke, Berks, Yerkey, Yerxa, Yeck, Yeske, Berke, Byers

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Where is the Yerks family from?

You can see how Yerks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yerks family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Yerks families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Yerks families living in Ontario. This was about 86% of all the recorded Yerks's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Yerks families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yerks surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yerks ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Yerks. 36% of Yerks men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Carpenter
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What Yerks family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Yerks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yerks 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 149 immigration records available for the last name Yerks. 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 613 military records available for the last name Yerks. For the veterans among your Yerks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yerks lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Yerks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Yerks in 1952 was 32, and 86 in 2004.

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