Terek Family History

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Terek Name Meaning

Hungarian (Terék): metonymic occupational name for a herbalist or healer, from terék, terjék ‘drug used against poisons’. Possibly a topographic name from Low German or Dutch ter Ek, meaning ‘at the oak’, from Middle Low German to ‘at’ + der (inflected definite article) + ek ‘oak’.

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


Similar surnames: Berk, Turk, Turek, Reek, Terra, Sterk, Pere, Herek, Deren, Teem

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Terek Family Origin

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Terek Family Occupations

What did your Terek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Terek. 20% of Terek men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Terek women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Terek were Farmer and Bench Work

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Machinist
    7%
  • Miner
    6%
  • Farmer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Waitress
    8%
  • Assembler
    4%
  • Bench Work
    4%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Terek Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 987 census records available for the last name Terek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Terek 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 329 immigration records available for the last name Terek. 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 302 military records available for the last name Terek. For the veterans among your Terek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Terek Life Expectancy

What is the average Terek lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Terek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Terek in 1950 was 55, and 71 in 2004.

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