Bjerke Family History

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Bjerke Name Meaning

Scandinavian: ornamental or topographic name from Old Norse birki ‘birch’.

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


Similar surnames: Berke, Bjork, Burke, Berge, Breske, Brekke, Berkes, Berk, Gjerde

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Bjerke Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bjerke name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bjerke. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Norway

    30%

  • England & Wales

    28%

  • Sweden

    11%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    10%

  • Germanic Europe

    8%

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Bjerke Family Origin

Where is the Bjerke family from?

Bjerke Family Occupations

What did your Bjerke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bjerke. A less common occupation for the Bjerke family was Sewing Machine Agent. The most common Bjerke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 80% of Bjerke's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    80%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Sewing Machine Agent

    10%

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

Bjerke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Bjerke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bjerke 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bjerke. 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 Bjerke. For the veterans among your Bjerke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bjerke Life Expectancy

What is the average Bjerke lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Bjerke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bjerke in 1956 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bjerke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bjerke 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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