Kirk Family History

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Kirk Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English, and Danish: from northern Middle English, Danish kirk ‘church’ (Old Norse kirkja), a topographic name for someone who lived near a church.

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

Similar surnames: Birk, Wire, Kirby, Turk, Bick, Kick, Zink, Kirch, Bird, Kirn

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Kirk Family Origin

Where is the Kirk family from?

Kirk Family Occupations

What did your Kirk ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kirk occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Kirk's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kirk family was Labourer. Farmer, Coal Miner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kirk.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer


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

Kirk Historical Records

What Kirk family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 471,000 census records available for the last name Kirk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kirk 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 43,000 immigration records available for the last name Kirk. 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 66,000 military records available for the last name Kirk. For the veterans among your Kirk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kirk Life Expectancy

What is the average Kirk lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kirk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kirk in 1942 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kirk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kirk 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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