Kerkman Family History

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Kerkman Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch kercman ‘clergyman’. North German: from Low German kerke ‘church’, hence an occupational name for a sexton or a parishioner.

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

Similar surnames: Kirkman, Werkman, Kerzman, Berkman, Mersman, Korman, Karman, Perman

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Kerkman Family Origin

Where is the Kerkman family from?

Kerkman Family Occupations

What did your Kerkman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Builder were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Kerkman. The most common Kerkman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Kerkman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kerkman family was Tinsmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Builder

  • Tinsmith


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

Kerkman Historical Records

What Kerkman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kerkman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kerkman 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 401 immigration records available for the last name Kerkman. 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 180 military records available for the last name Kerkman. For the veterans among your Kerkman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kerkman Life Expectancy

What is the average Kerkman lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kerkman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kerkman in 1963 was 71, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kerkman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kerkman 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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