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Barkus Family History

Barkus Surname Meaning

English: shortened form of Barkhouse a topographic name for someone who lived by a house where oak bark (or the bark of certain other trees) was stored for use in tanning leather. Lithuanian: variant of Bartkus . This surname is also found in Germany. Compare Barcus .

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

Similar surnames: Backus, Bartus, Bark, Berkes, Brus, Barrus, Barcus, Barnum, Barks

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Where is the Barkus family from?

You can see how Barkus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barkus family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barkus families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 34 Barkus families living in Durham. This was about 29% of all the recorded Barkus's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Barkus families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barkus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barkus ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Barkus. 83% of Barkus women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cook
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Barkus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barkus census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 440 immigration records available for the last name Barkus. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 739 military records available for the last name Barkus. For the veterans among your Barkus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barkus lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Barkus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Barkus in 1954 was 53, and 83 in 2004.

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