Birkey Family History

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Birkey Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swiss German Bürki (see Burkey).

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


Similar surnames: Birky, Berkey, Kirkey, Pirkey, Burkey, Barkey, Briskey, Perkey

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Birkey Family Origin

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Birkey Family Occupations

What did your Birkey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Birkey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Birkey's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Knitter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Birkey. A less common occupation for the Birkey family was Retired Farmer.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Farming

    25%
  • Knitter

    13%
  • Retired Farmer

    13%

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Birkey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Birkey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Birkey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Birkey 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Birkey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Birkey. For the veterans among your Birkey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Birkey Life Expectancy

What is the average Birkey lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Birkey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Birkey in 1962 was 48, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Birkey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Birkey 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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