Sterk Family History

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Sterk Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch sterke, star(c)ke, staerke ‘strong’, ‘brave’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name or nickname from German Stärke ‘strength’ (see 1 above).

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

Similar surnames: Stark, Stern, Stork, Oster, Turk, Starke, Stock, Steck, Stier, Star

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Sterk Family Origin

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Sterk Family Occupations

What did your Sterk ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Gun Percussioner and Railway Fireman were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Sterk. The most common Sterk occupation in the UK was Gun Percussioner. 50% of Sterk's were Gun Percussioners.

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  • Gun Percussioner

  • Railway Fireman


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

Sterk Historical Records

What Sterk family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Sterk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sterk 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sterk. 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 942 military records available for the last name Sterk. For the veterans among your Sterk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sterk Life Expectancy

What is the average Sterk lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Sterk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Sterk in 1962 was 64, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sterk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sterk 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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