Burke Name Meaning

Irish (of Anglo-Norman origin): habitational name from Burgh in Suffolk, England. This is named with Old English burh ‘fortification’, ‘fortified manor’. Norwegian: Americanized form of Børke, a habitational name from any of eight farms in southeastern Norway, named with Old Norse birki ‘birch wood’. German: variant of Burk.

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


Similar surnames: Burk, Berke, Birke, Burge, Burden, Buske, Turk, Duke, Burse, Buren

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Burke Family Origin

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Burke Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    7%
  • Tailor

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Charwoman

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Burke family was Charwoman. Labourer, Tailor and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burke. The most common Burke occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Burke's were Labourers.

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Burke Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Burke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Burke in 1940 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burke

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