Yerks Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German and Dutch Jerkes (see Yerkes).

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


Similar surnames: Yerkes, Yerke, Berks, Yerkey, Yerxa, Yeck, Yeske, Berke, Byers

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Yerks Family Origin

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Yerks Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Farm Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%

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In 1880, the most common Yerks occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Yerks's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Yerks family was Laborer. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yerks.

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Yerks Historical Records

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Yerks Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Yerks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Yerks in 1952 was 32, and 86 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yerks

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