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Quirke Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Quirk . This is the usual spelling of the name in Ireland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Quirk, Burke, Quine, Quire, Shirkey, Guire, Quiroz, Turke, Birke

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Where is the Quirke family from?

You can see how Quirke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Quirke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Quirke families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 26 Quirke families living in London. This was about 30% of all the recorded Quirke's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Quirke families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Quirke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Quirke ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Quirke. 42% of Quirke men worked as a General Labourer and 64% of Quirke women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Quirke were Aircraft Fitter and Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Heavy Worker
  • Aircraft Fitter

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Housekeeper
  • Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Quirke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Quirke census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Quirke. 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 Cards

There are 773 military records available for the last name Quirke. For the veterans among your Quirke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Quirke lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Quirke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Quirke in 1950 was 63, and 101 in 2004.

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