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Quirk Family History

Quirk Name Meaning

Manx and Irish (Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cuirc ‘descendant of Corc’ a personal name from corc ‘heart’ or curc ‘tuft (of hair)’. The surname was sometimes Anglicized as Oates due to erroneous derivation from the Irish word coirce ‘oats’. Alternatively a shortened variant of McGuirk .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Quill, Quigg, Turk, Quinn, Quirke, Quire, Quine, Quin, Burk, Buerk

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Where is the Quirk family from?

You can see how Quirk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Quirk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Quirk families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 392 Quirk families living in Lancashire. This was about 35% of all the recorded Quirk's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Quirk families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Quirk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Quirk ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Quirk. 24% of Quirk men worked as a General Labourer and 79% of Quirk women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Quirk were Incapacitated and Housekeeper. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    24%
  • Builders Labourer
    15%
  • Dock Labourer
    9%
  • Incapacitated
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    6%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Housekeeper
    3%
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Census Records

There are 72,000 census records available for the last name Quirk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Quirk census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Quirk. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Quirk. For the veterans among your Quirk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Quirk lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Quirk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Quirk in 1944 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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