Erk Name Meaning

German: from a short form of Erkenbrecht, a Germanic personal name composed of the elements erkan ‘pure’, ‘perfect’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.

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


Similar surnames: Erck, Eck, Berk, Merk, Ell, Perk, Erb, Denk, Elk, Gerk

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Erk Family Origin

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Erk Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Erk occupation in the USA was Laborer. 24% of Erk's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Erk family was Carpenter. Laborer, Engineer and Artist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Erk.

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  • Laborer

    24%
  • Engineer

    10%
  • Artist

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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Erk Historical Records

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Erk Life Expectancy

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Between 1961 and 2004, Erk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Erk in 1961 was 51, and 59 in 2004.

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Famous Erk Family

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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)

Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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