Birkett Family History

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Birkett Name Meaning

Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a grove of birch trees, from Old English bircet ‘birch copse’, a derivative of birce ‘birch’. There has been some confusion with Burkett.

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

Similar surnames: Burkett, Baskett, Burgett, Barrett, Brett, Pickett, Beckett, Barnett

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Birkett Family Origin

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Birkett Family Occupations

What did your Birkett ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Attorney At Law


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

Birkett Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Birkett Life Expectancy

What is the average Birkett lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Birkett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Birkett in 1953 was 36, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Birkett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Birkett 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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