Geerkens Family History

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Geerkens Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Gerken, Geerdes, Gresens, Berkes, Perkes, Sterken, Behrens, Goerke

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Geerkens Family Origin

Where is the Geerkens family from?

Geerkens Family Occupations

What did your Geerkens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Bookkeeper was the top reported job for people in the US named Geerkens. 50% of Geerkens men worked as a Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Geerkens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 298 census records available for the last name Geerkens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geerkens 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 97 immigration records available for the last name Geerkens. 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 20 military records available for the last name Geerkens. For the veterans among your Geerkens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Geerkens Life Expectancy

What is the average Geerkens lifespan?

Average Geerkens life expectancy in 1967 was 83 years. This was higher than the general public life expectancy which was 72.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Geerkens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Geerkens 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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