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 1880, the most common Van Kirk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Van Kirk's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Van Kirk family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Van Kirk.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Van Kirk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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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