Yerke Family History

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Yerke Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Jerke.

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

Similar surnames: Yerkes, Yerkey, Yerks, Yeske, Berke, Zerkle, Yanke, Berkey, Yurk

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Yerke Family Origin

Where is the Yerke family from?

Yerke Family Occupations

What did your Yerke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yerke. The most common Yerke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Yerke's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Yerke family was Woodsawyer.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer

  • Woodsawyer


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

Yerke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Yerke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yerke 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 95 immigration records available for the last name Yerke. 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 271 military records available for the last name Yerke. For the veterans among your Yerke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yerke Life Expectancy

What is the average Yerke lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Yerke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Yerke in 1955 was 61, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yerke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yerke 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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