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Birk Name Meaning

Danish, Swedish, and northern English: variant of Birch. German: northern habitational name from any of various places called Birk, Birke, or Birken. German: southern variant of Buerk. Slovenian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Bork, Birky, Burk, Birke, Berk, Bink, Birt, Bark, Kirk, Beck

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Where is the Birk family from?

You can see how Birk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Birk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Birk families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 21 Birk families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 38% of all the recorded Birk's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Birk families in 1911.
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What did your Birk ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fisherman was the top reported job for people in the CA named Birk. 50% of Birk men worked as a Fisherman.

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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

  • Fisherman
    50%
  • Carpenter
    22%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Labourer
    15%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Birk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Birk 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Birk. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Birk. For the veterans among your Birk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Birk lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Birk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Birk in 1947 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

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