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

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Cork Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%

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.

Source: Census data for Cork | Data not to scale

Cork Historical Records

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Cork Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cork

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