Yerkey Family History

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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

What did your Yerkey ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    74%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Sawyer

    5%

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

Yerkey Historical Records

What Yerkey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Yerkey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yerkey 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 32 immigration records available for the last name Yerkey. 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 445 military records available for the last name Yerkey. For the veterans among your Yerkey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yerkey Life Expectancy

What is the average Yerkey lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Yerkey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Yerkey in 1948 was 59, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yerkey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yerkey 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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