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Derck Name Meaning

Dutch: from a reduced form of the personal name Die(de)rik (see Dederick).

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


Similar surnames: Dirck, Derick, Deck, Erck, Merck, Deren, Berk, Merk, Wenck, Meck

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Where is the Derck family from?

You can see how Derck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Derck family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Derck families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Derck family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Derck's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Derck families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Derck surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Derck ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Derck. 47% of Derck men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Derck women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Derck were Clothing Clerk and Operator.

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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
    47%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Spreader
    8%
  • Clothing Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    30%
  • Teacher
    30%
  • Waitress
    20%
  • Operator
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Derck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Derck 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 193 immigration records available for the last name Derck. 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 238 military records available for the last name Derck. For the veterans among your Derck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Derck lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Derck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Derck in 1950 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

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