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Burkett Surname 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. English: possibly also from a Middle English personal name Burcard Burchard (Norman Burcard Old French Burchard) which was imported by the Normans and derives from ancient Germanic Burghard (in the form Burkhard this was a very popular medieval German name; see Burkhart ) cognate with the Old English name above. In France this gives rise to the surname Bouchard Bouchart but evidence for its use in Norman England is difficult to pin down and modern surnames in Burch- often have a different origin altogether. English: variant of Birkett a spelling commonly found in northern England. Americanized form of German Burkhart .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Burkett family from?

You can see how Burkett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burkett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burkett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 47 Burkett families living in Ontario. This was about 47% of all the recorded Burkett's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Burkett families in 1911.
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What did your Burkett ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Burkett. 54% of Burkett men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Burkett women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burkett were Clerk and Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    54%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    43%
  • Nurse
    29%
  • Farmer
    29%
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What is the average Burkett lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Burkett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Burkett in 1944 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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