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Burkholder Name Meaning

German: altered form of Swiss German Burkhalter . The surname Burkholder is rare in Germany.

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

Similar surnames: Burkhalter, Burkhammer, Burckhalter, Browder, Housholder, Buckmiller

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Where is the Burkholder family from?

You can see how Burkholder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burkholder family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Burkholder families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 73 Burkholder families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 66% of all the recorded Burkholder's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Burkholder families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burkholder surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burkholder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Burkholder. 24% of Burkholder men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Burkholder women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burkholder were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housework
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Burkholder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burkholder census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Burkholder. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Burkholder. For the veterans among your Burkholder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burkholder lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Burkholder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Burkholder in 1941 was 33, and 76 in 2004.

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