Burkins Family History

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Burkins Name Meaning

English: variant of Birkin, Burkin, a habitational name from the parish of Birkin in West Yorkshire, so named with Old English bircen ‘birch grove’, a derivative of birce (see Birch).

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

Similar surnames: Burling, Burns, Burden, Burlin, Firkins, Burdin, Berzins, Lukins

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Burkins Family Origin

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Burkins Family Occupations

What did your Burkins ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Burkins occupation in the USA was Farm Laborer. 17% of Burkins's were Farm Laborers. A less common occupation for the Burkins family was Farmer. Farm Laborer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burkins.

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  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Farmer


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

Burkins Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Burkins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burkins 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 144 immigration records available for the last name Burkins. 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 513 military records available for the last name Burkins. For the veterans among your Burkins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burkins Life Expectancy

What is the average Burkins lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Burkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Burkins in 1942 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burkins 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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