Van Kirk Family History

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Van Kirk Name Meaning

Altered form of Dutch Van (den) Kerck, a topographic name for someone who lived by a church, Middle Dutch kerke, or a habitational name for someone from a place named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Van Tine, Van Dorn, Van Wyk, Van Slyke, Van Noord, Van Ark, Van Oort

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Van Kirk Family Origin

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Van Kirk Family Occupations

What did your Van Kirk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Van Kirk. 10% of Van Kirk men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Van Kirk women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Van Kirk were Truck Driver and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farmer
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%

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

Van Kirk Historical Records

What Van Kirk family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Van Kirk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Van Kirk 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 753 immigration records available for the last name Van Kirk. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Van Kirk. For the veterans among your Van Kirk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Van Kirk Life Expectancy

What is the average Van Kirk lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Van Kirk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Van Kirk in 1967 was 58, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Van Kirk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Van Kirk 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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