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Burken Family History

Burken Name Meaning

English: variant of Birkin (see Burkins).

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

Similar surnames: Burkes, Burket, Burke, Burker, Burgen, Bunker, Barke, Burden, Burgon

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Where is the Burken family from?

You can see how Burken families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burken family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Burken families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Burken families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 67% of all the recorded Burken's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Burken families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burken surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burken ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Clerk was the top reported job for people in the CA named Burken. .

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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

  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Burken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burken 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 274 immigration records available for the last name Burken. 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 120 military records available for the last name Burken. For the veterans among your Burken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burken lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Burken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Burken in 1964 was 70, and 74 in 2004.

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