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Yurk Name Meaning

Americanized form of Sorbian Jurk: from a pet form of the personal name Jura Juro equivalents of Latin Georgius (see George ). In some cases also an American shortened (and altered) form of the Ukrainian and Belorussian patronymic Yurkovich or its Croatian Slovak and Slovenian cognates. Compare York .

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

Similar surnames: Turk, York, Burk, Yurko, Yunk, Kurk, Durk, Zuck, Huck, Yerk

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Where is the Yurk family from?

You can see how Yurk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yurk family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Yurk families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 8 Yurk families living in Nottinghamshire. This was about 89% of all the recorded Yurk's in United Kingdom. Nottinghamshire had the highest population of Yurk families in 1891.
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What did your Yurk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Yurk. 67% of Yurk men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Yurk women worked as a Housework. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Fender Repair
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 763 census records available for the last name Yurk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yurk 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 147 immigration records available for the last name Yurk. 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 431 military records available for the last name Yurk. For the veterans among your Yurk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yurk lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Yurk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Yurk in 1963 was 76, and 54 in 2004.

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