Gurkin Family History

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Gurkin Name Meaning

Russian: patronymic from a pet form of Gury, a variant of Yuri or Georgi (see George).

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

Similar surnames: Gurin, Durkin, Markin, Gutkin, Garin, Lukin, Mirkin, Murrin, Gervin

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Gurkin Family Origin

Where is the Gurkin family from?

Gurkin Family Occupations

What did your Gurkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gurkin. A less common occupation for the Gurkin family was R R Agt.. The most common Gurkin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Gurkin's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer

  • R R Agt.


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

Gurkin Historical Records

What Gurkin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gurkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gurkin 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 Gurkin

Passenger List

There are 269 immigration records available for the last name Gurkin. 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 638 military records available for the last name Gurkin. For the veterans among your Gurkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gurkin Life Expectancy

What is the average Gurkin lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Gurkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Gurkin in 1962 was 79, and 76 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gurkin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gurkin 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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