Wark Name Meaning

Scottish and English (Northumberland): habitational name from Wark on the Tweed river, which is named from Old English (ge)weorc ‘(earth)works’, ‘fortification’.

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


Similar surnames: Work, Ware, Mark, Park, Hark, Lark, Bark, Ward, Way, Sark

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Wark Family Origin

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Wark Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Carter

    3%
  • Coal Merchant

    3%
  • Iron Wks Shingler

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wark family was Iron Wks Shingler. The most common Wark occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Wark's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Carter and Coal Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wark.

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Wark Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Wark life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wark in 1944 was 30, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wark

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