Purk Family History

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Purk Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Burk 1.

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

Similar surnames: Kurk, Burk, Puff, Pund, Tuck, Plunk, Murk, Pulk, Puck, Purks

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Purk Family Origin

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Purk Family Occupations

What did your Purk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Purk occupation in the USA was At Home. 100% of Purk's were At Homes.

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  • At Home


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

Purk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Purk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Purk 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 227 immigration records available for the last name Purk. 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 284 military records available for the last name Purk. For the veterans among your Purk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Purk Life Expectancy

What is the average Purk lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Purk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Purk in 1954 was 44, and 58 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Purk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Purk 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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