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Burkett Name Meaning

English: from an Old English personal name, Burgheard, composed of the elements burh, burg ‘fort’ (see Burke) + heard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. The name was reintroduced into Middle English by the Normans in the forms Bou(r)chart, Bocard. In the form Burkhard it was a very popular medieval German name. There has been considerable confusion between this English surname and Birkett. Perhaps also a variant of German Burkhart.

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


Similar surnames: Burgett, Burritt, Birkett, Duckett, Burdett, Beckett, Barrett

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Burkett Family Origin

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Burkett Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Clerk

    13%
  • Conductor

    13%
  • Famer

    6%

In 1881, Farmer, Clerk and Conductor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burkett. The most common Burkett occupation in Canada was Farmer. 38% of Burkett's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Burkett family was Famer.

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