Kerkman Family History

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Kerkman Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch kercman ‘clergyman’. North German: from Low German kerke ‘church’, hence an occupational name for a sexton or a parishioner.

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

Similar surnames: Kirkman, Werkman, Kerzman, Berkman, Mersman, Korman, Karman, Perman

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Kerkman Family Origin

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Kerkman Family Occupations

What did your Kerkman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Merchants Cashier And Bookkeeper and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Kerkman. 10% of Kerkman men worked as a Builders Merchants Cashier And Bookkeeper and 38% of Kerkman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kerkman were Dynamo Attendant and General Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Merchants Cashier And Bookkeeper
  • Coal Tipper
  • Dock Chauffeur
  • Dynamo Attendant

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Cars
  • General Maid

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kerkman Historical Records

What Kerkman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kerkman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kerkman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Kerkman

Passenger List

There are 401 immigration records available for the last name Kerkman. 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 180 military records available for the last name Kerkman. For the veterans among your Kerkman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kerkman Life Expectancy

What is the average Kerkman lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kerkman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kerkman in 1963 was 71, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kerkman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kerkman 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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