Shirk Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Scherk, probably of eastern German or Slavic origin.

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


Similar surnames: Sherk, Shira, Shipe, Swink, Shorb, Shuck, Smink, Slick, Shack, Shonk

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Shirk Family Origin

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Shirk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    3%

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In 1880, the most common Shirk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Shirk's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shirk family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shirk.

Source: Census data for Shirk | Data not to scale

Shirk Historical Records

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Shirk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Shirk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Shirk in 1948 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shirk

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