Birkey Family History

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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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Birkey Family Origin

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Birkey Family Occupations

What did your Birkey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Knitter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Birkey. A less common occupation for the Birkey family was Retired Farmer. The most common Birkey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Birkey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Farming

    25%
  • Knitter

    13%
  • Retired Farmer

    13%

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

Birkey Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Birkey ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Birkey Life Expectancy

What is the average Birkey lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, 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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United States

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Birkey 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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