Burkley Family History

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Burkley Name Meaning

Altered form of Swiss and South German Bürkle, Bürkli (see Burkle). English: variant of Berkeley.

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

Similar surnames: Buckley, Burklow, Burkle, Berkley, Burkey, Burley, Beckley, Binkley

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Burkley Family Origin

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Burkley Family Occupations

What did your Burkley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Burkley family was Baker. The most common Burkley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Burkley's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burkley.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Baker


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

Burkley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Burkley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burkley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Burkley. 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 Burkley. For the veterans among your Burkley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burkley Life Expectancy

What is the average Burkley lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Burkley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Burkley in 1946 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burkley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burkley 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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