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Buerk Name Meaning

South German (Bürk): from a short form of the personal name Burkhardt a variant of Burkhart . Compare Burk .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Burk, Berk, Merk, Buer, Erk, Duer, Boers, Juers, Bert, Bern

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Where is the Buerk family from?

You can see how Buerk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buerk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Buerk families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Buerk families living in Lancashire. This was about 54% of all the recorded Buerk's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Buerk families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Buerk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Buerk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Buerk. 37% of Buerk men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Buerk women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buerk were Farmer and Bookkeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Proprietor
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • House Wife
  • Matron
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Buerk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buerk census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 361 immigration records available for the last name Buerk. 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 Cards

There are 232 military records available for the last name Buerk. For the veterans among your Buerk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buerk lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Buerk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Buerk in 1941 was 40, and 79 in 2004.

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