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

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

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

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Yerkes Historical Records

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Yerkes Life Expectancy

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