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Yerkey Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German and Dutch Jerke.

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


Similar surnames: Yerkes, Yerke, Berkey, Yeakey, Yankey, Yerks, Perkey, Teskey, Birkey

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Yerkey Family Origin

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Yerkey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    74%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Sawyer

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Yerkey family was Sawyer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yerkey. The most common Yerkey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 74% of Yerkey's were Farmers.

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Yerkey Historical Records

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Yerkey Life Expectancy

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