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Bjork Name Meaning

Swedish (Björk) and Norwegian (Bjørk): habitational name from any of the many farms named with a word meaning ‘birch’ (Old Norse bjǫrk). The Swedish name is mostly of ornamental origin.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bjorn, Mork, Bork, Borg, Bark, Brock, Born, Borck, Bjerke, York

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Where is the Bjork family from?

You can see how Bjork families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bjork family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Bjork families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 38 Bjork families living in Minnesota. This was about 35% of all the recorded Bjork's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Bjork families in 1880.
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What did your Bjork ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bjork. 22% of Bjork men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Bjork women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bjork were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Bjork. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bjork 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Bjork. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bjork. For the veterans among your Bjork ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bjork lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bjork life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bjork in 1944 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

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