Quirk Family History

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Quirk Name Meaning

Irish (Munster) and Manx: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cuirc ‘descendant of Corc’, a personal name from corc ‘heart’, or curc ‘tuft (of hair)’. It is sometimes translated Oates, as if from coirce ‘oats’.

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

Similar surnames: Quill, Quigg, Turk, Quinn, Quirke, Quire, Quine, Quin, Burk, Buerk

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Quirk Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Quirk name?

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Italy


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Quirk Family Origin

Where is the Quirk family from?

Quirk Family Occupations

What did your Quirk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Quirk. The most common Quirk occupation in the USA was Laborer. 21% of Quirk's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Quirk family was Carpenter.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Quirk Historical Records

What Quirk family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 72,000 census records available for the last name Quirk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Quirk 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Quirk. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Quirk. For the veterans among your Quirk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Quirk Life Expectancy

What is the average Quirk lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Quirk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Quirk in 1944 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Quirk 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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