Birke Name Meaning

North German: variant of Birk 2. Perhaps a shortened form of any of various Danish and Norwegian surnames beginning with Birke-, for example Birkeland and Birkelund (‘birch grove’). Swedish: ornamental name from birk ‘birch’.

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


Similar surnames: Birk, Berke, Burke, Birky, Birkel, Bark, Birkle, Bird, Birkes, Bick

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Birke Family Origin

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Birke Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    10%
  • Captn 94Th Regiment

    10%
  • Carman

    10%
  • Carter (6)

    10%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Captn 94Th Regiment and Carman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Birke. A less common occupation for the Birke family was Carter (6). The most common Birke occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Birke's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Birke Historical Records

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Birke Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, Birke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Birke in 1963 was 61, and 68 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Birke

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