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Striker Name Meaning

English (Middlesex): occupational name from an unrecorded Middle English striker probably in most instances a derivative of Middle English striken ‘to stroke rub make (something) smooth spread (something) evenly’. The exact sense of the surname cannot be determined without defining contexts but it was probably synonymous with the etymologically related Straker and Stroker and could therefore have denoted a waxer or polisher of goods made of leather metal wood etc. or perhaps a sharpener of knives (honing blades with a whetstone) or else a public official who would measure (or strike off) a standard quantity of corn for sale by using a flat stick called a strike to make the corn level. In some cases the name could alternatively be a derivative of Middle English striken ‘to strike or hammer (metal)’ used for a smith perhaps or a minter of coins but striker is not a recorded term for either occupation. This surname is rare in Britain. Variant of Stryker a surname of Dutch origin. Americanized form of German Streicher .

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

Similar surnames: Stricker, Stryker, Strike, Stoker, Staker, Stalker, Stringer, Stacker

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Where is the Striker family from?

You can see how Striker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Striker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Striker families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 13 Striker families living in London. This was about 50% of all the recorded Striker's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Striker families in 1891.
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What did your Striker ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Striker. 100% of Striker women worked as an Unpaid 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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Striker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Striker 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 958 immigration records available for the last name Striker. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Striker. For the veterans among your Striker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Striker lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Striker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Striker in 1951 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

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