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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Burk name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Burk Family Origin

Where is the Burk family from?

Burk Family Occupations

What did your Burk ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Burk family was Going To School. The most common Burk occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Burk's were Farmers. Farmer, Fisherman and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burk.

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  • Farmer

  • Fisherman

  • Labourer

  • Going To School


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

Burk Historical Records

What Burk family records will you find?

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burk 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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