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Origins of the Burkes surname

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About the Burkeses

We have a total number of 1152 records for people with the last name Burkes.

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Where do most Burkeses live?

In 1921, most Burkeses lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Burkeses

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 873 records for the Burkes surname. The oldest one dates back to 1894.

Who were Burkeses most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Burkes first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Burkeses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Burkeses in 1921


Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


Housemaid Domestic




Common Male occupations for Burkeses in 1921
Farm Hands


Agricultural Labourer






Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


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