Burk Family History

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Burk Name Meaning

Swiss German: from an Alemannic short form of the personal name Burkhard (see Burkhart). German: habitational name from the common place names Burk and Burg. Northern English: variant of Birch.

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


Similar surnames: Burg, Buck, Buri, Burke, Bork, Birk, Berk, Bury, Bur, Turk

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Burk Family Origin

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Burk Family Occupations

What did your Burk ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Burk. 36% of Burk men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Burk women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burk were Farmers Son and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Labourer
    8%
  • Farmers Son
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%

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

Burk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 180,000 census records available for the last name Burk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burk 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Burk. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Burk. For the veterans among your Burk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burk Life Expectancy

What is the average Burk lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Burk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Burk in 1943 was 57, and 77 in 2004.

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