Burkinshaw Family History

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Burkinshaw Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Birkenshaw in West Yorkshire, named from Old English bircen ‘birches’ + sceaga ‘copse’.

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

Similar surnames: Burkins, Walkinshaw, Grimshaw, Bradshaw, Cranshaw, Renshaw

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Burkinshaw Family Origin

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Burkinshaw Family Occupations

What did your Burkinshaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Burkinshaw occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 13% of Burkinshaw's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Burkinshaw family was Dressmaker. Coal Miner, Farmer and File Cutter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burkinshaw.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • File Cutter

  • Dressmaker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Burkinshaw ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Burkinshaw Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Burkinshaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burkinshaw 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Burkinshaw. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Burkinshaw. For the veterans among your Burkinshaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burkinshaw Life Expectancy

What is the average Burkinshaw lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Burkinshaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Burkinshaw in 1963 was 83, and 72 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burkinshaw

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burkinshaw ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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