Burk Name Meaning

Swiss German: from an Alemannic short form of the personal name Burkhard (see Burkhart). German: habitational name from the common place names Burk and Burg. Northern English: variant of Birch.

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


Similar surnames: Burg, Buck, Buri, Burke, Bork, Birk, Berk, Bury, Bur, Turk

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Burk Family Origin

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Burk Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    14%
  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Charwoman

    2%
  • Farm Labourer

    2%

In 1881, Labourer, Coal Miner and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burk. A less common occupation for the Burk family was Farm Labourer. The most common Burk occupation in the UK was Labourer. 14% of Burk's were Labourers.

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Burk Historical Records

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Burk Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Burk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Burk in 1943 was 57, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burk

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