Durk Family History

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Durk Name Meaning

English: variant of Dark. German (Dürk): variant of Türk ‘Turk’, a nickname for a wild or unruly person, or sometimes for a prisoner of war (from the Turkish Wars). German: possibly a variant of Dirk.

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

Similar surnames: Turk, Duck, Burk, Derk, Kurk, Dark, Durm, Yurk, Durr, Darr

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Durk Family Origin

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Durk Family Occupations

What did your Durk ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Durk family was Gardener (Dom). Cab Proprietor, Almshouseman and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Durk. The most common Durk occupation in the UK was Cab Proprietor. 18% of Durk's were Cab Proprietors.

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  • Cab Proprietor

  • Almshouseman

  • Farmer

  • Gardener (Dom)


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

Durk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Durk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Durk 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 511 immigration records available for the last name Durk. 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 613 military records available for the last name Durk. For the veterans among your Durk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Durk Life Expectancy

What is the average Durk lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Durk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Durk in 1962 was 81, and 86 in 2004.

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