Gerk Name Meaning

Variant of German Gerke (see Gerken). Possibly also Slovenian: ethnic name for a Greek, from Slovenian Gerk, an old spelling of Grk ‘Greek’.

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

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Gerk Family Origin

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Gerk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Brick Layer

    14%
  • Carpenter

    14%
  • Laborer

    14%

In 1880, Farmer, Brick Layer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerk. The most common Gerk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Gerk's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gerk family was Laborer.

Source: Census data for Gerk | Data not to scale

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Gerk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, Gerk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Gerk in 1957 was 56, and 62 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerk

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