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Yerkes Family History

Yerkes Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of German and Dutch Jerkes, a patronymic from the personal name Jerke.

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

92,788 Historical Documents with Yerkes on Ancestry.com
15,157 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,006 Military Records
962 Immigration Records
11,525 Census and Voter Lists
63,138 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Yerkes Families

  • Number of Yerkes families
     82 - 162
     28 - 81
     1 - 27
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Yerkes last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Yerkes census records

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Yerkes Family Origin

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Yerkes Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Yerkes

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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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Yerkes Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Yerkes census records

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Yerkes Civil War Service Records

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