Yerke Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Jerke.

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


Similar surnames: Yerkes, Yerkey, Yerks, Yeske, Berke, Zerkle, Yanke, Berkey, Yurk

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Yerke Family Origin

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Yerke Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Farm Laborer

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Woodsawyer

    17%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Yerke family was Woodsawyer. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yerke. The most common Yerke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Yerke's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Yerke | Data not to scale

Yerke Historical Records

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Yerke Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, Yerke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Yerke in 1955 was 61, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yerke

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