Sherk Family History

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Sherk Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Possibly a variant of English Shark.

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


Similar surnames: Shark, Shera, Shirk, Sherr, Shere, Sher, Shuck, Shek, Sherick, Shenk

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Sherk Family Origin

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Sherk Family Occupations

What did your Sherk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sherk family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farms were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sherk. The most common Sherk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Sherk's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farms

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%

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

Sherk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sherk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sherk 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Sherk. 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 Sherk. For the veterans among your Sherk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sherk Life Expectancy

What is the average Sherk lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Sherk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Sherk in 1955 was 55, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sherk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sherk 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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