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Burkle Family History

Burkle Name Meaning

South German (Bürkle): from the personal name Bürkle a pet form of one of the various personal names beginning with the element Burg- or Burk- for example Burkhard (see Burkhart ). In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the variants Bürkel and Burkel . Compare Buerkle and Birkle .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Birkle, Buerkle, Burkley, Buske, Berke, Burk, Huckle, Bustle, Burke

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Where is the Burkle family from?

You can see how Burkle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burkle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burkle families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Burkle family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Burkle's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Burkle families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burkle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burkle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Burkle. 19% of Burkle men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Burkle women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burkle were Meat Cutter and Housekeeper. .

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Proprietor
    8%
  • Meat Cutter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Burkle. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Burkle. For the veterans among your Burkle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burkle lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Burkle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Burkle in 1941 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

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