Darke Family History

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Darke Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Dark.

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

Similar surnames: Barke, Parke, Dark, Dalke, Dare, Larke, Darsey, Marte, Warde, Tarte

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Darke Family Origin

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Darke Family Occupations

What did your Darke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Darke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Darke's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Darke family was Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Policeman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Darke.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Policeman

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Darke ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Darke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Darke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Darke census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Darke. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Darke. For the veterans among your Darke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Darke Life Expectancy

What is the average Darke lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Darke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Darke in 1964 was 70, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Darke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Darke ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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