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Birkner Name Meaning

German: topographic name, a variant of Birke, with the addition of the suffix -ner denoting an inhabitant, or a habitational name for someone from any of the various places called Birken or Birk.

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


Similar surnames: Bergner, Birner, Bircher, Borner, Berner, Biener, Kirner, Burner

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Where is the Birkner family from?

You can see how Birkner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Birkner family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Birkner families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 16 Birkner families living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Birkner's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Birkner families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Birkner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Birkner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Birkner. 15% of Birkner men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Birkner women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Birkner were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    25%
  • Saleswoman
    25%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Birkner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Birkner 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 621 immigration records available for the last name Birkner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Birkner. For the veterans among your Birkner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Birkner lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Birkner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Birkner in 1944 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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