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Origins of the Kirk surname

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About the Kirks

We have a total number of 152357 records for people with the last name Kirk.

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Alternative variations of the name Kirk

Kirk, Kyrk, Kyrke, Kirke, Kirks, Kirkes

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Where do most Kirks live?

In 1921, most Kirks lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Kirks

How common is your surname?

323rd most common surname in the UK

We have 126,000 records for the Kirk surname. The oldest one dates back to 1086.

Who were Kirks most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Kirk first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Kirks

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Kirks in 1921


Domestic Servant






General Servant Domestic


Common Male occupations for Kirks in 1921
Coal Miner


Agricultural Labourer




General Labourer




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