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Burkhart Surname Meaning

German: from the medieval personal name Burkhard from ancient Germanic Burghard composed of the elements burg ‘fort castle’ + hard ‘hardy brave strong’. This form of the surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and in Czechia (compare 2 below) but it is very rare there. Compare also Borgardt Brookhart Burgert Burghart Burkart and Burkett . Germanized form of Polish and Czech Burkert Czech Purkert or Purkart and Slovenian Purkart: from a German variant and Slavicized forms of the medieval German personal name Burkhard (see 1 above).

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


Similar surnames: Burkart, Arnhart, Borchardt, Burchard, Kirkhart, Dukart, Bickhart

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Where is the Burkhart family from?

You can see how Burkhart families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burkhart family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Burkhart families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 9 Burkhart families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Burkhart's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Burkhart families in 1891.
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What did your Burkhart ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Burkhart. 19% of Burkhart men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Burkhart women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burkhart were Truck Driver 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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Bookkeeper
    5%
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Passenger Lists

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What is the average Burkhart lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Burkhart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Burkhart in 1943 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

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