Dirk Family History

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Dirk Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from a reduced form of the personal name Diederik (see Dederick and Dietrich).

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

Similar surnames: Dirck, Dirks, Dick, Dort, Derk, Turk, Mick, Bick, Erk, Birk

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Dirk Family Origin

Where is the Dirk family from?

Dirk Family Occupations

What did your Dirk ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dirk family was Labourer. The most common Dirk occupation in the UK was Draper. 33% of Dirk's were Drapers. Draper and Ironer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Dirk.

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  • Draper

  • Ironer

  • Labourer


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

Dirk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Dirk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dirk 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dirk. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dirk. For the veterans among your Dirk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dirk Life Expectancy

What is the average Dirk lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Dirk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Dirk in 1964 was 71, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dirk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dirk 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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