Perk Family History

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Perk Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from a medieval pet form of the personal name Peter. Compare Perkin. Jewish (from Lithuania): habitational name from Perki in Lithuania.

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

Similar surnames: Park, Perko, Pero, Perl, Penk, Berk, Pere, Perz, Peak, Peri

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Perk Family Origin

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Perk Family Occupations

What did your Perk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Perk family was Hotel Clerk. The most common Perk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Perk's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Clerk In Drug Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Perk.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Clerk In Drug Store

  • Hotel Clerk


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

Perk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Perk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perk 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Perk. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Perk. For the veterans among your Perk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Perk Life Expectancy

What is the average Perk lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Perk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Perk in 1943 was 46, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Perk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Perk 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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