Derks Family History

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Derks Name Meaning

North German and Frisian: variant of Dirks or Dierks.

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


Similar surnames: Derk, Berks, Dierks, Dirks, Deike, Herms, Yerks, Deck, Merkl, Merk

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Derks Family Origin

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Derks Family Occupations

What did your Derks ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Derks occupation in the USA was Farmer. 75% of Derks's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Derks. A less common occupation for the Derks family was Stevadore.

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  • Farmer

    75%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Stevadore

    5%

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

Derks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Derks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Derks 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Derks. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Derks. For the veterans among your Derks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Derks Life Expectancy

What is the average Derks lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Derks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Derks in 1956 was 52, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Derks

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Derks 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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