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Birkey Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swiss German Bürki (see Burkey).

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


Similar surnames: Birky, Berkey, Kirkey, Pirkey, Burkey, Barkey, Briskey, Perkey

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Where is the Birkey family from?

You can see how Birkey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Birkey family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Birkey families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Birkey families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Birkey's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Birkey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Birkey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Birkey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Birkey. 52% of Birkey men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    52%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%
  • New Worker
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    100%
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What Birkey family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Birkey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Birkey 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 152 immigration records available for the last name Birkey. 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 177 military records available for the last name Birkey. For the veterans among your Birkey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Birkey lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Birkey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Birkey in 1962 was 48, and 81 in 2004.

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