Burks Family History

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Burks Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Birks.

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

Similar surnames: Burkes, Berks, Purks, Birks, Barks, Bucks, Burk, Burke, Burns, Bires

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Burks Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Burks name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Burks. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Burks Family Origin

Where is the Burks family from?

Burks Family Occupations

What did your Burks ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Burks occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Burks's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burks. A less common occupation for the Burks family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Burks Historical Records

What Burks family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 77,000 census records available for the last name Burks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burks 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Burks. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Burks. For the veterans among your Burks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burks Life Expectancy

What is the average Burks lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Burks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Burks in 1942 was 44, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burks 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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