Wirkus Family History

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Wirkus Name Meaning

Lithuanian (Virkus): from derivative of a shortened form of the personal name Virkavas or Virkovas, or possibly from a derivative of Lithuanian virkauti ‘to cry’. Polish: possibly a derivative of Polish dialect wirk, a derivative of wierzch ‘top’.

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

Similar surnames: Mikus, Minkus, Firkus, Norkus, Mickus, Waitkus, Rimkus, Barkus

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Wirkus Family Origin

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Wirkus Family Occupations

What did your Wirkus ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Wirkus. The most common Wirkus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Wirkus's were Farmers.

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Wirkus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wirkus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wirkus 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 211 immigration records available for the last name Wirkus. 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 615 military records available for the last name Wirkus. For the veterans among your Wirkus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wirkus Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wirkus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wirkus in 1954 was 32, and 62 in 2004.

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