Dirksen Family History

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Dirksen Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from the personal name Dirk.

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


Similar surnames: Derksen, Dirks, Dirkse, Diersen, Didriksen, Dieken, Driessen, Hermsen

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Dirksen Family Origin

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Dirksen Family Occupations

What did your Dirksen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dirksen family was Keeping House. The most common Dirksen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Dirksen's were Farmers. Farmer, Saloon Keeper and Boilermaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dirksen.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Saloon Keeper

    20%
  • Boilermaker

    10%
  • Keeping House

    10%

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

Dirksen Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Dirksen Life Expectancy

What is the average Dirksen lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Dirksen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dirksen in 1956 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dirksen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dirksen 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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