Birk Family History

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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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Birk Family Origin

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Birk Family Occupations

What did your Birk ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fisherman and Avern were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Birk. 27% of Birk men worked as a Fisherman and 13% of Birk women worked as an Avern. Some less common occupations for Americans named Birk were Labourer and Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Fisherman
    27%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Labourer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Avern
    13%
  • Cleaning
    13%
  • Forester
    13%
  • Nurse
    13%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Birk Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Birk Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Birk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Birk 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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