Birk Name Meaning

Danish, Swedish, and northern English: variant of Birch. German: northern habitational name from any of various places called Birk, Birke, or Birken. German: southern variant of Buerk. Slovenian: unexplained.

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


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

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Birk Family Origin

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Birk Family Occupations

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  • Hawker

    18%
  • Labourer

    9%
  • Boatman

    5%
  • Carman

    5%

In 1881, Hawker, Labourer and Boatman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Birk. The most common Birk occupation in the UK was Hawker. 18% of Birk's were Hawkers. A less common occupation for the Birk family was Carman.

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Birk Historical Records

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Birk Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Birk

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