Burkes Family History

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Burkes Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Birks.

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


Similar surnames: Birkes, Berkes, Burks, Burges, Barkes, Burket, Burke, Burken, Burker

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Burkes Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Burkes name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    48%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    7%

  • Benin/Togo

    6%

  • European Jewish

    3%

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Burkes Family Origin

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Burkes Family Occupations

What did your Burkes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burkes. A less common occupation for the Burkes family was Farm Laborer. The most common Burkes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Burkes's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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

Burkes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Burkes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burkes 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 623 immigration records available for the last name Burkes. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Burkes. For the veterans among your Burkes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burkes Life Expectancy

What is the average Burkes lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Burkes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Burkes in 1954 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burkes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burkes 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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