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Origins of the Quirke surname

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About the Quirkes

We have a total number of 2625 records for people with the last name Quirke.

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Where do most Quirkes live?

In 1921, most Quirkes lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Quirkes

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We have 895 records for the Quirke surname. The oldest one dates back to 1890.

Who were Quirkes most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Quirke first names?

  • John
  • Patrick
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Quirkes

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

Common Female occupations for Quirkes in 1921


Book Folder


Cap Maker




Cook Domestic


Common Male occupations for Quirkes in 1921








Bricklayers Labourer


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