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Burka Family History

Burka Name Meaning

Jewish (from Ukraine): habitational name for someone from Burki, a village in Ukraine.

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


Similar surnames: Burk, Berka, Burke, Turk, Bark, Buren, Borke, Burda, Burgh, Burki

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Where is the Burka family from?

You can see how Burka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burka family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Burka families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Burka families living in New York. This was about 38% of all the recorded Burka's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Burka families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burka surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Burka. 23% of Burka men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Burka women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burka were Clerk and Saleslady.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Mechanic
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Saleslady
    8%
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What Burka family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Burka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burka 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Burka. 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 737 military records available for the last name Burka. For the veterans among your Burka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burka lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Burka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Burka in 1947 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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