Perk Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from a medieval pet form of the personal name Peter. Compare Perkin. Jewish (from Lithuania): habitational name from Perki in Lithuania.

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


Similar surnames: Park, Perko, Pero, Perl, Penk, Berk, Pere, Perz, Peak, Peri

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Perk Family Origin

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Perk Family Occupations

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  • Carpet Weaver

    25%
  • Annuitant

    13%
  • Bricklayer

    13%
  • Coal Miner

    13%

In 1881, the most common Perk occupation in the UK was Carpet Weaver. 25% of Perk's were Carpet Weavers. Carpet Weaver, Annuitant and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Perk. A less common occupation for the Perk family was Coal Miner.

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Perk Historical Records

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Perk Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Perk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Perk in 1943 was 46, and 90 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Perk

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