Bjerke Family History

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Bjerke Name Meaning

Scandinavian: ornamental or topographic name from Old Norse birki ‘birch’.

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


Similar surnames: Berke, Bjork, Burke, Berge, Breske, Brekke, Berkes, Berk, Gjerde

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Bjerke Family Origin

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Bjerke Family Occupations

What did your Bjerke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bjerke. 34% of Bjerke men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Bjerke women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bjerke were Carpenter and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bjerke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Bjerke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bjerke 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bjerke. 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 Bjerke. For the veterans among your Bjerke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bjerke Life Expectancy

What is the average Bjerke lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Bjerke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bjerke in 1956 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

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