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Gurkin Family History

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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Where is the Gurkin family from?

You can see how Gurkin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gurkin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gurkin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Gurkin families living in North Carolina. This was 100% of all the recorded Gurkin's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Gurkin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gurkin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gurkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gurkin. 31% of Gurkin men worked as a Farmer and 46% of Gurkin women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gurkin were Manager and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farming
    10%
  • Manager
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    46%
  • Housewife
    28%
  • Teacher
    28%
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What Gurkin family records will you find?

Census Records

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.

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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