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Barkus Name Meaning

English: probably a reduced form of Barkhouse, a topographic name for someone who lived by a tannery, Middle English barkhous, or an occupational name for someone who worked in one. Lithuanian: variant of Bartkus. Czech and Slovak: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Backus, Bartus, Bark, Berkes, Brus, Barrus, Barcus, Barnum, Barks

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Where is the Barkus family from?

You can see how Barkus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barkus family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barkus families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Barkus families living in Alberta. This was about 60% of all the recorded Barkus's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Barkus families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barkus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barkus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Barkus. 26% of Barkus men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Barkus women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barkus were Clerk and Housework.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Salesman
    18%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    22%
  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • New Worker
    14%
  • Housework
    14%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Barkus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barkus census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 440 immigration records available for the last name Barkus. 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 Cards

There are 739 military records available for the last name Barkus. For the veterans among your Barkus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barkus lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Barkus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Barkus in 1954 was 53, and 83 in 2004.

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