Gurkey Family History

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Gurkey 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: Burkey, Purkey, Turkel, Murley, Turley, Gurley, Curley, Durley

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Gurkey Family Origin

Where is the Gurkey family from?

Gurkey Family Occupations

What did your Gurkey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gurkey occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 100% of Gurkey's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House


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

Gurkey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 147 census records available for the last name Gurkey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gurkey 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 24 immigration records available for the last name Gurkey. 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 28 military records available for the last name Gurkey. For the veterans among your Gurkey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gurkey Life Expectancy

What is the average Gurkey lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2002, in the United States, Gurkey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gurkey in 1960 was 47, and 91 in 2002.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gurkey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gurkey 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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