Derksen Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Derksen Name Meaning

Dutch, North German, and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Derk.

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

Similar surnames: Dirksen, Bernsen, Diersen, Hermsen, Doerksen, Gerken, Deren, Karlsen

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Derksen Family Origin

Where is the Derksen family from?

Derksen Family Occupations

What did your Derksen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Derksen. 34% of Derksen men worked as a Farmer and 39% of Derksen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Derksen were Assistant Janitor and New Worker

View Census data for Derksen | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Assistant Janitor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Nurse
  • Farm Laborer
  • New Worker

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Derksen Historical Records

What Derksen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Derksen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Derksen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Derksen

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Derksen. 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.

View all Derksen immigration records

Draft Card

There are 312 military records available for the last name Derksen. For the veterans among your Derksen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Derksen military records

You've only scratched the surface of Derksen family history.

Derksen Life Expectancy

What is the average Derksen lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Derksen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Derksen in 1944 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Derksen

Famous Derksen Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name