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 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Birks. 38% of Birks men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    38%
  • Merchant
    38%
  • Jailer
    25%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
    100%

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

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.

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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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