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Birkey Family History

Birkey Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of Swiss German Bürki (see Burkey).

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

10,755 Historical Documents with Birkey on Ancestry
1,804 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
176 Military Records
141 Immigration Records
1,865 Census and Voter Lists
6,769 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Birkey Families

  • Number of Birkey families
     16 - 30
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Birkey families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Birkey last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Birkey census records

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Birkey Family Origin

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Birkey Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Birkey

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Birkey Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Birkey census records

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Birkey Civil War Service Records

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