Barkus Family History

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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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Barkus Family Origin

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Barkus Family Occupations

What did your Barkus ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Barkus occupation in the USA was Laborer. 32% of Barkus's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Barkus family was Farming. Laborer, Farmer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barkus.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Farming


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

Barkus Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Barkus Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barkus 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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