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Durk Family History

Durk Name Meaning

English: variant of Dark. German (Dürk): variant of Türk ‘Turk’, a nickname for a wild or unruly person, or sometimes for a prisoner of war (from the Turkish Wars). German: possibly a variant of Dirk.

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


Similar surnames: Turk, Duck, Burk, Derk, Kurk, Dark, Durm, Yurk, Durr, Darr

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Where is the Durk family from?

You can see how Durk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Durk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Durk families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Durk families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Durk's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Durk families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Durk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Durk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Durk. 34% of Durk men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Durk women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Durk were Miner and Stenographer.

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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
    34%
  • Farmer
    28%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Miner
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    24%
  • Waitress
    24%
  • Housewife
    24%
  • Stenographer
    16%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Durk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Durk 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 511 immigration records available for the last name Durk. 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 613 military records available for the last name Durk. For the veterans among your Durk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Durk lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Durk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Durk in 1962 was 81, and 86 in 2004.

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