Bark Family History

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Bark Name Meaning

English: from Middle English bark ‘bark’ (Old Norse borkr), hence a metonymic occupation name for a tanner. See also Barker. North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or in a birch wood, from berke ‘birch’, or alternatively for someone who lived on a mountain (see Barg). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): of uncertain origin, perhaps a variant of Barak.

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

Similar surnames: Berk, Back, Bank, Mark, Park, Barr, Bard, Beck, Lark, Bick

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Bark Family Origin

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Bark Family Occupations

What did your Bark ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bark family was Carpenter. The most common Bark occupation in Canada was Farmer. 14% of Bark's were Farmers. Farmer, School and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bark.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Tailor

  • Carpenter


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Bark Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Bark. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bark census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Bark. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Bark. For the veterans among your Bark ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bark Life Expectancy

What is the average Bark lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Bark life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bark in 1957 was 52, and 88 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bark ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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