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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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Where is the Yerke family from?

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

What did your Yerke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yerke. 35% of Yerke men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Yerke women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yerke were Carpenter and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    28%
  • Housework
    28%
  • Maid
    28%
  • Stenographer
    19%
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What Yerke family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Yerke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yerke 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 95 immigration records available for the last name Yerke. 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 271 military records available for the last name Yerke. For the veterans among your Yerke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yerke lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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