Yurk Family History

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Yurk Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of German Jerke, a derivative of a Slavic form of Georg (see George) or of its German variant Jörg.

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

Similar surnames: Turk, York, Burk, Yurko, Yunk, Kurk, Durk, Zuck, Huck, Yerk

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Yurk Family Origin

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Yurk Family Occupations

What did your Yurk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Yurk occupation in the USA was Expressman. 100% of Yurk's were Expressmans.

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  • Expressman


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Yurk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 763 census records available for the last name Yurk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yurkcensus 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 147 immigration records available for the last name Yurk. 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 431 military records available for the last name Yurk. For the veterans among your Yurk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yurk Life Expectancy

What is the average Yurk lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Yurk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Yurk in 1963 was 76, and 54 in 2004.

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