Birke Family History

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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

Where is the Birke family from?

Birke Family Occupations

What did your Birke ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Captn 94Th Regiment

  • Carman

  • Carter (6)


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

Birke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Birke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Birke 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 882 immigration records available for the last name Birke. 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 877 military records available for the last name Birke. For the veterans among your Birke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Birke Life Expectancy

What is the average Birke lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Birke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Birke 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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