Buskirk Family History

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Buskirk Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Boskerck, a habitational name from an unidentified place named as ‘the church in the woods’, from Middle Dutch bos ‘woodland’ + kerk ‘church’.

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

Similar surnames: Busker, Bulick, Selkirk, Newkirk, Busick, Kirk, Musick, Busser, Buser

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Buskirk Family Origin

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Buskirk Family Occupations

What did your Buskirk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Buskirk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Buskirk's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Buskirk family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buskirk.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Buskirk Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Buskirk Life Expectancy

What is the average Buskirk lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Buskirk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Buskirk in 1943 was 37, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Buskirk

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