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Virk Family History

Virk Name Meaning

Indian (Panjab): Sikh name based on the name of a Jat clan. The founder of the clan is believed to have been a Rajput called Virak.

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


Similar surnames: Vik, Birk, Vial, Dirk, Kirk, Vora, Vick, Wire, Sirk, Turk

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Where is the Virk family from?

You can see how Virk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Virk family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Virk families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Virk family living in Alabama. This was 100% of all the recorded Virk's in USA. Alabama had the highest population of Virk families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Virk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Virk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Virk. 63% of Virk men worked as a Laborer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    63%
  • Farmer
    38%
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What Virk family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 380 census records available for the last name Virk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Virk census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 149 immigration records available for the last name Virk. 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 Cards

There are 41 military records available for the last name Virk. For the veterans among your Virk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Virk lifespan?

Between 1975 and 2004, in the United States, Virk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Virk in 1975 was 86, and 45 in 2004.

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