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Kirk Family History

Kirk Name Meaning
Scottish and northern English, and Danish: from northern Middle English, Danish kirk ‘church’ (Old Norse kirkja), a topographic name for someone who lived near a church.

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

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603,007 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
59,659 Military Records
38,393 Immigration Records
428,757 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Kirk Families

  • Number of Kirk families
     370 - 737
     124 - 369
     1 - 123
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kirk families
     1,109 - 2,216
     370 - 1,108
     1 - 369
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Kirk families
     312 - 621
     105 - 311
     1 - 104
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Kirk census records

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Kirk Family Origin

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Kirk Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Kirk

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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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Kirk Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Kirk census records

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Kirk Civil War Service Records

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