Werk Family History

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Werk Name Meaning

German: nickname for an artisan or craftsman, from Middle High German werc(h) ‘work’, ‘craft’.

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


Similar surnames: Wenk, Wert, Weck, Welk, Berk, Beck, Geck, West, Seck, Wege

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Werk Family Origin

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Werk Family Occupations

What did your Werk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Werk family was Foreman. The most common Werk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Werk's were Farmers. Farmer, Candle & Soap Mfg and Carriage Manufacturer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Werk.

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Candle & Soap Mfg

    6%
  • Carriage Manufacturer

    6%
  • Foreman

    6%

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

Werk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Werk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Werk census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Werk

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Werk. 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 Werk. For the veterans among your Werk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Werk Life Expectancy

What is the average Werk lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Werk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Werk in 1962 was 63, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Werk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Werk 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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