Burkhead Family History

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Burkhead Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Birkhead (see Birkett). Americanized form of German Burkhart.

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

Similar surnames: Birkhead, Birckhead, Burkett, Burke, Burkham, Burkhard, Burkey

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Burkhead Family Origin

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Burkhead Family Occupations

What did your Burkhead ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Burkhead occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Burkhead's were Farmers. Farmer, Planter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burkhead. A less common occupation for the Burkhead family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Planter

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Burkhead Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Burkhead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burkhead 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 270 immigration records available for the last name Burkhead. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Burkhead. For the veterans among your Burkhead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burkhead Life Expectancy

What is the average Burkhead lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Burkhead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Burkhead in 1948 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burkhead

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burkhead 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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