Pirkey Family History

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Pirkey Name Meaning

German: see Birkey. Americanized spelling of German Birke or of Pirke, a habitational name from Pirka in Bavaria.

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


Similar surnames: Kirkey, Birkey, Berkey, Piker, Pirkle, Parkey, Purkey, Pirkl, Perkey

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Pirkey Family Origin

Where is the Pirkey family from?

Pirkey Family Occupations

What did your Pirkey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pirkey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Pirkey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pirkey family was Farming. Farmer, Carpenter and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pirkey.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Carpenter

    14%
  • Cooper

    10%
  • Farming

    5%

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

Pirkey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pirkey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pirkey 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Pirkey. 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 Pirkey. For the veterans among your Pirkey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pirkey Life Expectancy

What is the average Pirkey lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Pirkey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Pirkey in 1960 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pirkey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pirkey 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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