Kirk Family History

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Kirk Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English, and Danish: from northern Middle English, Danish kirk ‘church’ (Old Norse kirkja), a topographic name for someone who lived near a church.

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

Similar surnames: Birk, Wire, Kirby, Turk, Bick, Kick, Zink, Kirch, Bird, Kirn

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Kirk Family Origin

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Kirk Family Occupations

What did your Kirk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kirk. 15% of Kirk men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Kirk women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kirk were Truck Driver and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper

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

Kirk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 471,000 census records available for the last name Kirk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kirk 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 43,000 immigration records available for the last name Kirk. 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 66,000 military records available for the last name Kirk. For the veterans among your Kirk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kirk Life Expectancy

What is the average Kirk lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kirk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kirk in 1942 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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