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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

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  • Fisherman

    63%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Farmerson

    13%
  • Servant

    13%

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

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Burkey Historical Records

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Burkey Life Expectancy

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