Birke Family History

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Birke Name Meaning

North German: variant of Birk 2. Perhaps a shortened form of any of various Danish and Norwegian surnames beginning with Birke-, for example Birkeland and Birkelund (‘birch grove’). Swedish: ornamental name from birk ‘birch’.

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

Similar surnames: Birk, Berke, Burke, Birky, Birkel, Bark, Birkle, Bird, Birkes, Bick

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Birke Family Origin

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Birke Family Occupations

What did your Birke ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Agent and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Birke. 25% of Birke men worked as an Agent and 50% of Birke women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Birke were Menuisier and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Agent
  • Civil Employe
  • Employ
  • Menuisier

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Absent
  • Servant

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

Birke Historical Records

What Birke family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Birke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Birke 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 882 immigration records available for the last name Birke. 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 877 military records available for the last name Birke. For the veterans among your Birke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Birke Life Expectancy

What is the average Birke lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Birke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Birke in 1963 was 61, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Birke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Birke 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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