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Barkman Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Barkmann: northern form of the topographic name Bergmann . Americanized form of German Bergmann . Swedish: ornamental compound probably influenced by German formations of bark ‘bark’ + man ‘man’. Dutch: perhaps a topographic or habitational name referring to a house named De Barck distinguished by the image of a ‘bark’ i.e. ship (as for example a Jan Barckman who lived in such a house in Amsterdam in 1601); otherwise perhaps a variant of Berkman a topographic name with a birch as the locative object.

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

Similar surnames: Backman, Berkman, Markman, Beckman, Warman, Parkman, Bartman, Packman

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You can see how Barkman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barkman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barkman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 11 Barkman families living in Ontario. This was about 28% of all the recorded Barkman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Barkman families in 1911.
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What did your Barkman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Barkman. 84% of Barkman 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
  • Salesman
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Barkman. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Barkman. For the veterans among your Barkman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barkman lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Barkman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Barkman in 1942 was 25, and 81 in 2004.

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