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Birk Surname Meaning

Danish Swedish and northern English: variant of Birch . North German: habitational name from any of various places called Birk Birke or Birken. South German: variant of Buerk . Slovenian: unexplained. English (northern): variant of Burke .

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

Similar surnames: Bork, Birky, Burk, Birke, Berk, Bink, Birt, Bark, Kirk, Beck

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Where is the Birk family from?

You can see how Birk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Birk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Birk families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 42 Birk families living in Lancashire. This was about 24% of all the recorded Birk's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Birk families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Birk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Birk ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Birk. 100% of Birk 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
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Birk. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Birk. For the veterans among your Birk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Birk lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Birk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Birk in 1947 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

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