Burkhead Family History

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Burkhead Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Birkhead, Bankhead, Muirhead, Birckhead, Burkham, Morehead, Rhead

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Burkhead Family Origin

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Burkhead Family Occupations

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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.

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Burkhead Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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

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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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Famous Burkhead Family

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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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