Burks Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Burks Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Birks.

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

Similar surnames: Burkes, Berks, Purks, Birks, Barks, Bucks, Burk, Burke, Burns, Bires

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Burks Family Origin

Where is the Burks family from?

Burks Family Occupations

What did your Burks ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Burks. 32% of Burks men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Burks women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burks were Atrilleur and Sales Lodger

View Census data for Burks | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Painter
  • Atrilleur

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Bookkeeper
  • Lawyer
  • Nurse
  • Sales Lodger

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Burks Historical Records

What Burks family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 77,000 census records available for the last name Burks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burks census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Burks

Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Burks. 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.

View all Burks immigration records

Draft Card

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Burks. For the veterans among your Burks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Burks military records

You've only scratched the surface of Burks family history.

Burks Life Expectancy

What is the average Burks lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Burks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Burks in 1942 was 44, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burks

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burks 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.

Famous Burks Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name