Perks Family History

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Perks Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): patronymic from Park 2.

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

Similar surnames: Parks, Perkes, Peres, Pinks, Parke, Perk, Peris, Berks, Perkins

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Perks Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Perks name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Perks. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Perks Family Origin

Where is the Perks family from?

Perks Family Occupations

What did your Perks ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Perks occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Perks's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Perks family was Coal Miner. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Perks.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Coal Miner


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

Perks Historical Records

What Perks family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Perks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perks 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Perks. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Perks. For the veterans among your Perks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Perks Life Expectancy

What is the average Perks lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Perks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Perks in 1961 was 58, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Perks

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Perks 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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