Birkes Family History

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Birkes Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Birks, itself a variant of Birch.

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

Similar surnames: Berkes, Burkes, Bires, Birks, Barkes, Birke, Birk, Birden, Mires

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Birkes Family Origin

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Birkes Family Occupations

What did your Birkes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Birkes. 14% of Birkes men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Birkes women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Birkes were Accountant and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer
  • Accountant

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • New Worker
  • Waitress

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

Birkes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Birkes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Birkes 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 179 immigration records available for the last name Birkes. 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 503 military records available for the last name Birkes. For the veterans among your Birkes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Birkes Life Expectancy

What is the average Birkes lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Birkes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Birkes in 1957 was 39, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Birkes 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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