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Bark Family History

Bark Name Meaning

English: from Middle English bark ‘bark’ (Old Norse borkr), hence a metonymic occupation name for a tanner. See also Barker. North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or in a birch wood, from berke ‘birch’, or alternatively for someone who lived on a mountain (see Barg). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): of uncertain origin, perhaps a variant of Barak.

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

Similar surnames: Berk, Back, Bank, Mark, Park, Barr, Bard, Beck, Lark, Bick

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Where is the Bark family from?

You can see how Bark families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bark family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bark families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 8 Bark families living in Ohio. This was about 42% of all the recorded Bark's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Bark families in 1840.
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What did your Bark ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bark. 22% of Bark men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Bark women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bark were Clerk and Teacher.

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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
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Bark. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bark 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Bark. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Bark. For the veterans among your Bark ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bark lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Bark life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bark in 1957 was 52, and 88 in 2004.

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