Birge Family History

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Birge Name Meaning

Hungarian: metonymic occupational name for a shepherd, from birga, a variant spelling of birka ‘sheep’.

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


Similar surnames: Barge, Berge, Bigge, Birke, Burge, Borge, Bise, Wire, Bird, Bice

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Birge Family Origin

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Birge Family Occupations

What did your Birge ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Birge. A less common occupation for the Birge family was Farming. The most common Birge occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Birge's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%
  • Farming

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Birge ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Birge Historical Records

What Birge family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Birge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Birge census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Birge

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Birge. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Birge. For the veterans among your Birge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Birge Life Expectancy

What is the average Birge lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Birge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Birge in 1948 was 30, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Birge

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Birge ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Birge Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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