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Dierks Family History

Dierks Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: genitivized patronymic from a short form of the personal name Diederik from ancient Germanic Theodoric (see Terry ) composed of the elements theud ‘people race’ + rīc ‘power(ful) rich’. Compare Dirks .

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


Similar surnames: Diercks, Diers, Derks, Dircks, Dirks, Derk, Berks, Dirkse, Dierkes

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Where is the Dierks family from?

You can see how Dierks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dierks family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Dierks families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 54 Dierks families living in Illinois. This was about 26% of all the recorded Dierks's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Dierks families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dierks surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dierks ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dierks. 39% of Dierks men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Dierks women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dierks were Farm Laborer and Clerk. .

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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
    39%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Housework
    16%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Dierks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dierks 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Dierks. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dierks. For the veterans among your Dierks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dierks lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dierks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Dierks in 1944 was 29, and 80 in 2004.

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