Ark Name Meaning

Dutch (van Ark): habitational name from a place called Ark in Gelderland.

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

Similar surnames: Mark, Ard, Ask, Lare, Aro, Hark, Wark, Art, Arn, Mars

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Ark Family Origin

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Ark Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Ark occupation in the UK was Lace Maker. 50% of Ark's were Lace Makers. Lace Maker and Wood Cutter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ark.

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  • Lace Maker

  • Wood Cutter


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Ark Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Ark. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ark 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

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Draft Card

There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Ark. For the veterans among your Ark ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ark Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ark life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Ark in 1963 was 69, and 87 in 2004.

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