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Derksen Name Meaning

Dutch (mainly East Netherlands) and North German: variant of Derks .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Dirksen, Bernsen, Diersen, Hermsen, Doerksen, Gerken, Deren, Karlsen

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Where is the Derksen family from?

You can see how Derksen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Derksen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Derksen families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 10 Derksen families living in Missouri. This was about 32% of all the recorded Derksen's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Derksen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Derksen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Derksen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Derksen. 34% of Derksen men worked as a Farmer and 39% of Derksen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Derksen were Foreman and New Worker. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Nurse
  • Farm Laborer
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Derksen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Derksen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Derksen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 312 military records available for the last name Derksen. For the veterans among your Derksen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Derksen lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Derksen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Derksen in 1944 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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