Burkey Family History

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Burkey Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Bürki, from an Alemannic pet form of the personal name Burkhard (see Burkhart).

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

Similar surnames: Burkel, Berkey, Purkey, Barkey, Birkey, Burley, Burney, Burke

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Burkey Family Origin

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Burkey Family Occupations

What did your Burkey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Fisherman, Farmer and Farmerson were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burkey. A less common occupation for the Burkey family was Servant. The most common Burkey occupation in Canada was Fisherman. 63% of Burkey's were Fishermans.

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  • Fisherman

  • Farmer

  • Farmerson

  • Servant


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

Burkey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Burkey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burkey 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Burkey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Burkey. For the veterans among your Burkey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burkey Life Expectancy

What is the average Burkey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Burkey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Burkey in 1944 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burkey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burkey 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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