Berkey Family History

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Berkey Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swiss German Bürki, or an altered spelling of Berke (see Berke 2). Possibly an Americanized spelling of Hungarian Berki, a habitational name from a village called Berki, in Pest county, or a topographic name from berek ‘marsh with groves’. English: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Berke, Berley, Berkes, Bergey, Burkey, Beckey, Birkey, Barkey, Berner

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Berkey Family Origin

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Berkey Family Occupations

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  • Plasterer

    100%

In 1881, the most common Berkey occupation in the UK was Plasterer. 100% of Berkey's were Plasterers.

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