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Burk Family History

Burk Surname Meaning

South German (also Bürk): from a short form of the personal name Burkhard (see Burkhart ). Compare Buerk . German: habitational name from the common placenames Burk and Burg. Sorbian: status name or nickname from Upper Sorbian burk a diminutive of bur ‘peasant’ (see Buhr ). Germanized form of Sorbian Bórk (see Bork ). Irish and English: variant of Burke . Americanized form of French Bourg or of its altered form Bourque .

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

Similar surnames: Burg, Buck, Buri, Burke, Bork, Birk, Berk, Bury, Bur, Turk

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Where is the Burk family from?

You can see how Burk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burk families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 167 Burk families living in Lancashire. This was about 28% of all the recorded Burk's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Burk families in 1891.
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What did your Burk ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Assistant Cook Canteen and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Burk. 34% of Burk men worked as an Assistant Cook Canteen and 89% of Burk women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burk were General Labourer and Cook (domestic). .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Assistant Cook Canteen
  • Insurance Clerk
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cook (domestic)
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Burk. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 29,000 military records available for the last name Burk. For the veterans among your Burk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burk lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Burk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Burk in 1943 was 57, and 77 in 2004.

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