Birkel Family History

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Birkel Name Meaning

South German: from the personal name Bürkle, a pet form of Burkhart. Probably a variant of the habitational name Berkel.

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


Similar surnames: Bickel, Burkel, Birke, Berke, Berkel, Zirkel, Bartel, Burke, Sickel

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Birkel Family Origin

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Birkel Family Occupations

What did your Birkel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Birkel family was Miller. Farmer, Gardner and Keep House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Birkel. The most common Birkel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Birkel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Gardner

    9%
  • Keep House

    9%
  • Miller

    9%

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Birkel Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Birkel. 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 Birkel. For the veterans among your Birkel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Birkel Life Expectancy

What is the average Birkel lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Birkel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Birkel in 1945 was 52, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Birkel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Birkel 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.

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