Burker Family History

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Burker Name Meaning

English: variant of Burger.

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

Similar surnames: Burken, Bunker, Burket, Burke, Burkes, Bucker, Burgher, Burger

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Burker Family Origin

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Burker Family Occupations

What did your Burker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Burker occupation in the USA was Laborer. 18% of Burker's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Allo Physician were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burker. A less common occupation for the Burker family was Blacksmith.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Allo Physician

  • Blacksmith


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

Burker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Burker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Burker

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Burker. 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 991 military records available for the last name Burker. For the veterans among your Burker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burker Life Expectancy

What is the average Burker lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Burker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Burker in 1963 was 65, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burker 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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