Burkhart Family History

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Burkhart Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from the medieval personal name Burkhard, composed of the elements burg ‘fort’, ‘castle’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

Similar surnames: Burkart, Arnhart, Borchardt, Burchard, Kirkhart, Dukart, Bickhart

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Burkhart Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Burkhart name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Burkhart. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Burkhart Family Origin

Where is the Burkhart family from?

Burkhart Family Occupations

What did your Burkhart ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burkhart. A less common occupation for the Burkhart family was Farming. The most common Burkhart occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Burkhart's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Burkhart Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Burkhart. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burkhart 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Burkhart. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Burkhart. For the veterans among your Burkhart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burkhart Life Expectancy

What is the average Burkhart lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Burkhart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Burkhart in 1943 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burkhart 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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