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Burkin Name Meaning

English: variant of Birkin a habitational name from the parish of Birkin in Yorkshire so named with Old English bircen ‘birch grove’ a derivative of birce ‘birch’ (see Birch ) influenced by Old Scandinavian birki. The surname Birkin had presumably migrated to southern England by the 16th century.

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


Similar surnames: Burdin, Burlin, Burkins, Durkin, Burgin, Burki, Bufkin, Gurkin

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Where is the Burkin family from?

You can see how Burkin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burkin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Burkin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 11 Burkin families living in Missouri. This was about 31% of all the recorded Burkin's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Burkin families in 1880.
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What did your Burkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Burkin. 29% of Burkin men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Burkin women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burkin were Owner and Addressograph Operator. .

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Owner
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Seamstress
    16%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Addressograph Operator
    16%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Burkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burkin 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 674 immigration records available for the last name Burkin. 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 505 military records available for the last name Burkin. For the veterans among your Burkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burkin lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Burkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Burkin in 1949 was 57, and 84 in 2004.

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