Yerks Family History

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Yerks Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German and Dutch Jerkes (see Yerkes).

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

Similar surnames: Yerkes, Yerke, Berks, Yerkey, Yerxa, Yeck, Yeske, Berke, Byers

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Yerks Family Origin

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Yerks Family Occupations

What did your Yerks ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Yerks family was Laborer. The most common Yerks occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Yerks's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yerks.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Yerks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Yerks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yerks 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 149 immigration records available for the last name Yerks. 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 613 military records available for the last name Yerks. For the veterans among your Yerks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yerks Life Expectancy

What is the average Yerks lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Yerks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Yerks in 1952 was 32, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yerks

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yerks 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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