Stryker Family History

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Stryker Name Meaning

Dutch (Strijker): occupational name for someone whose job was to fill level measures of grain by passing a flat stick over the brim of the measure, thus removing any heaped excess. Possibly an altered spelling of English Striker, or even an Americanized spelling of German Streicher.

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

Similar surnames: Striker, Stricker, Strycker, Strider, Strecker, Strike, Stoker

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Stryker Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Stryker name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Stryker. 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


  • European Jewish


  • Norway


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Stryker Family Origin

Where is the Stryker family from?

Stryker Family Occupations

What did your Stryker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Stryker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Stryker's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Stryker family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stryker.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Stryker Historical Records

What Stryker family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Stryker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stryker 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Stryker. 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 Stryker. For the veterans among your Stryker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stryker Life Expectancy

What is the average Stryker lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Stryker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Stryker in 1946 was 37, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stryker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stryker 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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