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Where is the Yerkes family from?
You can see how Yerkes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yerkes family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Yerkes families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 59 Yerkes families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 81% of all the recorded Yerkes's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Yerkes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yerkes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yerkes. 15% of Yerkes men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Yerkes women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yerkes were Manager and Housework.