Sterk Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch sterke, star(c)ke, staerke ‘strong’, ‘brave’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name or nickname from German Stärke ‘strength’ (see 1 above).

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


Similar surnames: Stark, Stern, Stork, Oster, Turk, Starke, Stock, Steck, Stier, Star

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Sterk Family Origin

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Sterk Family Occupations

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  • Clerk In Dry Good St.

    25%
  • Dry Goods Clerk

    25%
  • Merchant

    25%
  • Watchman

    25%

In 1880, the most common Sterk occupation in the USA was Clerk In Dry Good St.. 25% of Sterk's were Clerk In Dry Good St.s. Clerk In Dry Good St., Dry Goods Clerk and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sterk. A less common occupation for the Sterk family was Watchman.

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Sterk Historical Records

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Sterk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Sterk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Sterk in 1962 was 64, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sterk

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