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Sirk Family History

Sirk Name Meaning

Slovenian: topographic name from an archaic spelling of sirek ‘sorghum’ also ‘maize’. Jewish (from Lithuania): from the Yiddish personal name Sirke a pet form of Sore (from the Hebrew female personal name Sara ‘princess’).

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

Similar surnames: Siek, Birk, Kirk, Siri, Sink, Spirk, Bird, Wire, Sik, Stirk

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Where is the Sirk family from?

You can see how Sirk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sirk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sirk families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Sirk family living in Georgia. This was about 25% of all the recorded Sirk's in USA. Georgia and 3 other states had the highest population of Sirk families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sirk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sirk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sirk. 30% of Sirk men worked as a Laborer and 72% of Sirk women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sirk were Proprietor and Sowing. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Sowing
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sirk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sirk 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 330 immigration records available for the last name Sirk. 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 873 military records available for the last name Sirk. For the veterans among your Sirk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sirk lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Sirk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Sirk in 1946 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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