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Stork Family History

Stork Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: nickname for someone thought to resemble a stork Middle Low German Middle Dutch stork. German: habitational name from a place so named in Hesse. English: habitational name from Storkhill in Beverley (East Yorkshire). The placename may derive from Old Norse stork ‘dried up land drained land’. English: nickname probably for a thin man with long legs from Middle English storc ‘stork’. Czech and Slovak (Štork): variant of Štark ‘strong brave’ (see Stark ).

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


Similar surnames: Stock, Storm, Turk, Stark, Stoop, Stirk, Torr, Starr, Storr, Storch

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Where is the Stork family from?

You can see how Stork families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stork family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stork families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 351 Stork families living in Yorkshire. This was about 72% of all the recorded Stork's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Stork families in 1891.
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What did your Stork 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 Stork. 16% of Stork men worked as a General Labourer and 80% of Stork women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stork were Motor Driver and Household 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
    16%
  • Fisherman
    12%
  • Bricklayer
    12%
  • Motor Driver
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    80%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    3%
  • Household Duties
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Stork. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Stork. For the veterans among your Stork ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stork lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Stork life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Stork in 1951 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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