Burkett Family History

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Burkett Name Meaning

English: from an Old English personal name, Burgheard, composed of the elements burh, burg ‘fort’ (see Burke) + heard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. The name was reintroduced into Middle English by the Normans in the forms Bou(r)chart, Bocard. In the form Burkhard it was a very popular medieval German name. There has been considerable confusion between this English surname and Birkett. Perhaps also a variant of German Burkhart.

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

Similar surnames: Burgett, Burritt, Birkett, Duckett, Burdett, Beckett, Barrett

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Burkett Family Origin

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Burkett Family Occupations

What did your Burkett ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Burkett. 1% of Burkett men worked as a Carpenter and 52% of Burkett women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burkett were Bread Baker and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carpenter
  • Chauffeur
  • Plumber
  • Bread Baker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties
  • Housewife

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

Burkett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 68,000 census records available for the last name Burkett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burkett 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Burkett. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Burkett. For the veterans among your Burkett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burkett Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Burkett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Burkett in 1944 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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