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Erck Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from a Germanic personal name formed with erkan ‘pure’, ‘perfect’. English: reduced form of Herrick.

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


Similar surnames: Erk, Eck, Merck, Derck, Enck, Dirck, Mock, Bick, Rock, Eicke

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Where is the Erck family from?

You can see how Erck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Erck family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Erck families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Erck families living in New York. This was about 21% of all the recorded Erck's in USA. New York had the highest population of Erck families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Erck surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Erck ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Erck. 23% of Erck men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Erck women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Erck were Farming and Cook. .

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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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Farming
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Housewife
    23%
  • Cook
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Erck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Erck 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 513 immigration records available for the last name Erck. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Erck. For the veterans among your Erck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Erck lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Erck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Erck in 1964 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

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