Pirkle Family History

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Pirkle Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Pirkl. Variant of German Birkle.

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

Similar surnames: Pirtle, Pike, Pingle, Zirkle, Pickle, Pirkey, Pille, Circle, Pirkl

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Pirkle Family Origin

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Pirkle Family Occupations

What did your Pirkle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pirkle occupation in the USA was Farming. 43% of Pirkle's were Farmings. A less common occupation for the Pirkle family was Farm Laborer. Farming, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pirkle.

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  • Farming

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Pirkle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Pirkle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pirkle 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 128 immigration records available for the last name Pirkle. 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 Pirkle. For the veterans among your Pirkle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pirkle Life Expectancy

What is the average Pirkle lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Pirkle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pirkle in 1958 was 52, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pirkle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pirkle 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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