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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

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  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Lead Miner

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%

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

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Birkbeck Historical Records

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