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Burkhalter Name Meaning

Swiss German: topographic name composed of the Middle High German elements burc ‘castle’ (originally also ‘protection’) + halter from halde ‘slope’, hence a name for someone living by a castle or fortified town.

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


Similar surnames: Buchalter, Halter, Hochhalter, Burckhalter, Balter, Burkhart

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Burkhalter Family Origin

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Burkhalter Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Burkhalter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Burkhalter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Burkhalter family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burkhalter.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farming

    3%

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Burkhalter Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Burkhalter Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Burkhalter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Burkhalter in 1944 was 20, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burkhalter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burkhalter 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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