Birkey Family History

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Birkey Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swiss German Bürki (see Burkey).

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

Similar surnames: Birky, Berkey, Kirkey, Pirkey, Burkey, Barkey, Briskey, Perkey

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Birkey Family Origin

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Birkey Family Occupations

What did your Birkey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Engine Fitter At Works and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Birkey. A less common occupation for the Birkey family was Teamsman (Ag Lab). The most common Birkey occupation in the UK was Engine Fitter At Works. 33% of Birkey's were Engine Fitter At Workss.

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  • Engine Fitter At Works

  • Farmer

  • Teamsman (Ag Lab)


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

Birkey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Birkey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Birkey 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 152 immigration records available for the last name Birkey. 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 177 military records available for the last name Birkey. For the veterans among your Birkey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Birkey Life Expectancy

What is the average Birkey lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Birkey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Birkey in 1962 was 48, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Birkey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Birkey 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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