Berke Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or birch grove, Middle Low German berke. In Westphalia Berke, Birke also means ‘brook’, ‘stream’, and in some cases it may have been a topographic name for someone who lived by a stream. German: possibly a variant of Berka. Altered spelling of Swiss German Bürki, from a pet form of the personal name Burkhard (see Burkhart). Dutch: variant of Berk. Slovenian: unexplained. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Berke, a pet form of Ber.

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


Similar surnames: Berk, Berkes, Berko, Berkey, Beck, Berge, Belke, Berka, Borke, Berne

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Berke Family Origin

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Berke Family Occupations

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  • Cabinet Maker

    100%

In 1881, the most common Berke occupation in Canada was Cabinet Maker. 100% of Berke's were Cabinet Makers.

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Between 1947 and 2004, Berke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Berke in 1947 was 26, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berke

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