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Bark Surname Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Bargh a habitational name from Barugh in Yorkshire Barff Hill in East Yorkshire or Barugh in North Yorkshire (all named with Old English beorh ‘hill’); or a topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) hill’ (from Middle English bergh Old English beorh). North German and Dutch: 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 ). Compare Berk . Dutch: possibly from a pet form of the personal name Barnhard (see Bernhard ). Compare Berk . Polish: nickname from bark ‘shoulder’.

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


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

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Where is the Bark family from?

You can see how Bark families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bark family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bark families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 144 Bark families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Bark's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bark families in 1911.
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What did your Bark ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Bark. 87% of Bark men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    87%
  • Laborer
    14%
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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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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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