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Birt Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): variant of Burt . German: habitational name from any of several places in the Rhineland named Birth or Birten. In some cases also Croatian: occupational name from birt ‘inn-keeper’ a regional or colloquial word of German origin (see Wirt ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Birk, Burt, Bart, Born, Wirt, Birr, Bitz, Hirt, Wire, Best

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Where is the Birt family from?

You can see how Birt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Birt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Birt families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 78 Birt families living in Prince Edward Island. This was about 61% of all the recorded Birt's in Canada. Prince Edward Island had the highest population of Birt families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Birt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Birt ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Birt. 62% of Birt men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Conductor
  • Painter
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Birt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Birt 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Birt. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Birt. For the veterans among your Birt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Birt lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Birt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Birt in 1950 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

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