Birks Family History

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Birks Name Meaning

Northern English: variant of Birch.

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

Similar surnames: Birk, Birkes, Berks, Bires, Birky, Burks, Barks, Birke, Binks, Burke

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Birks Family Origin

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Birks Family Occupations

What did your Birks ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Black Smith and Cashier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Birks. A less common occupation for the Birks family was Clerk. The most common Birks occupation in Canada was Farmer. 13% of Birks's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Black Smith

  • Cashier

  • Clerk


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

Birks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Birks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Birks 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Birks. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Birks. For the veterans among your Birks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Birks Life Expectancy

What is the average Birks lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Birks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Birks in 1947 was 70, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Birks

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Birks 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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