Birkbeck Family History

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Birkbeck Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a minor place in Cumbria named after the river on which it stands. The river name derives from Old Norse birki ‘birch’ + bekkr ‘stream’. Americanized form of either Swedish Björkbäck or Danish Birkebæk, which have the same origin as the English river name.

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

Similar surnames: Bobeck, Brobeck, Robeck, Woodbeck, Birkett, Strobeck, Filbeck

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Birkbeck Family Origin

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Birkbeck Family Occupations

What did your Birkbeck ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Birkbeck family was Annuitant. The most common Birkbeck occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Birkbeck's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Lead Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Birkbeck.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Lead Miner

  • Annuitant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Birkbeck ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Birkbeck Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Birkbeck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Birkbeck census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Birkbeck. 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 Card

There are 643 military records available for the last name Birkbeck. For the veterans among your Birkbeck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Birkbeck Life Expectancy

What is the average Birkbeck lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Birkbeck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Birkbeck in 1963 was 72, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Birkbeck

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Birkbeck 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.

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