Barkey Family History

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Barkey Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Berkey. German: presumably from a habitational name in northern Germany. See also Parkey.

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

Similar surnames: Berkey, Barley, Burkey, Barker, Birkey, Darsey, Barkley, Barke, Balke

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Barkey Family Origin

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Barkey Family Occupations

What did your Barkey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Barkey occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Barkey's were Farmers. Farmer, Scholar and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barkey. A less common occupation for the Barkey family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Scholar

  • Servant

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Barkey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Barkey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Barkey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barkey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Barkey. 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 813 military records available for the last name Barkey. For the veterans among your Barkey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barkey Life Expectancy

What is the average Barkey lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Barkey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Barkey in 1961 was 42, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Barkey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barkey 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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