Yerkes Family History

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Yerkes Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German and Dutch Jerkes, a patronymic from the personal name Jerke.

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


Similar surnames: Yerkey, Yerks, Yerke, Berkes, Perkes, Hermes, Berke, Heikes, Gerken

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Yerkes Family Origin

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Yerkes Family Occupations

What did your Yerkes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yerkes. A less common occupation for the Yerkes family was Blacksmith. The most common Yerkes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Yerkes's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

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

Yerkes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Yerkes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yerkes 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Yerkes. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Yerkes. For the veterans among your Yerkes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yerkes Life Expectancy

What is the average Yerkes lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Yerkes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Yerkes in 1954 was 45, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yerkes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yerkes 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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