Gierke Family History

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Gierke Name Meaning

German: from a pet form, under Slavic influence, of the personal name Gerhardt.

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

Similar surnames: Goerke, Zierke, Gauerke, Mielke, Pieske, Berke, Gieseke, Ihrke

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Gierke Family Origin

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Gierke Family Occupations

What did your Gierke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Day Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gierke. The most common Gierke occupation in the USA was Laborer. 38% of Gierke's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Gierke family was German Teacher.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Day Laborer

  • German Teacher


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gierke ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gierke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gierke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gierke 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 740 immigration records available for the last name Gierke. 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 840 military records available for the last name Gierke. For the veterans among your Gierke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gierke Life Expectancy

What is the average Gierke lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gierke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Gierke in 1953 was 48, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gierke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gierke 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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