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Erker Name Meaning

German: byname for someone who lived in a house with a conspicuous oriel, Middle High German ärker, erker.

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

Similar surnames: Ecker, Erler, Erber, Merker, Kerker, Eber, Acker, Eder, Eiker, Berner

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Where is the Erker family from?

You can see how Erker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Erker family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Erker families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Erker families living in Kansas. This was about 39% of all the recorded Erker's in the USA. Kansas had the highest population of Erker families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Erker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Erker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Erker. 25% of Erker men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Erker women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Erker were Carpenter and Typist.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Servant
  • Clerk
  • Typist
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Erker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Erker 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 805 immigration records available for the last name Erker. 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 431 military records available for the last name Erker. For the veterans among your Erker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Erker lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Erker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Erker in 1964 was 85, and 88 in 2004.

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