Gurke Family History

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Gurke 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: Burke, Gurka, Gurske, Guske, Gerke, Turke, Turk, Duke, Turkel, Berke

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Gurke Family Origin

Where is the Gurke family from?

Gurke Family Occupations

What did your Gurke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gurke occupation in the USA was Laborer. 25% of Gurke's were Laborers. Laborer, Bar Keeper and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gurke. A less common occupation for the Gurke family was Keeping House.

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  • Laborer

  • Bar Keeper

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House


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

Gurke Historical Records

What Gurke family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gurke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gurke census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Gurke

Passenger List

There are 532 immigration records available for the last name Gurke. 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 634 military records available for the last name Gurke. For the veterans among your Gurke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gurke Life Expectancy

What is the average Gurke lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Gurke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gurke in 1959 was 42, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gurke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gurke 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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