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Erk Family History

Erk Name Meaning
German: from a short form of Erkenbrecht, a Germanic personal name composed of the elements erkan ‘pure’, ‘perfect’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.

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

15,951 Historical Documents with Erk on Ancestry.com
3,460 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,745 Military Records
732 Immigration Records
5,451 Census and Voter Lists
4,563 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Erk Families

  • Number of Erk families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Erk families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Erk last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Erk census records

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Erk Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Erk families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Erk Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Erk families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Erk

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Erk Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Erk census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Erk ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Erk Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

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