Cork Family History

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Cork Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a supplier of red or purple dye or for a dyer of cloth, Middle English cork (of Celtic origin; compare Corkery).

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

Similar surnames: Corn, Cook, Curd, Work, Corp, Rock, York, Cord, Court, Clark

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Cork Family Origin

Where is the Cork family from?

Cork Family Occupations

What did your Cork ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cork occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Cork's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Cork family was Farmer. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cork.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer


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

Cork Historical Records

What Cork family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 69,000 census records available for the last name Cork. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cork 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Cork. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Cork. For the veterans among your Cork ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cork Life Expectancy

What is the average Cork lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cork life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Cork in 1944 was 20, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cork

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cork 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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