When Adam Gideon Burkhart was born in 1856, in Pike, Indiana, United States, his father, Peter Burkhart, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Snider, was 32. He married Margaret Ann Gladish on 26 September 1878, in Pike, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Madison Township, Pike, Indiana, United States for about 40 years. He died in 1943, in Pike, Indiana, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in White River Chapel Cemetery, Bowman, Madison Township, Pike, Indiana, United States.
German: from the medieval personal name Burkhard, from ancient Germanic Burghard, composed of the elements burg ‘fort, castle’ + hard ‘hardy, brave, strong’. This form of the surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and in Czechia (compare 2 below), but it is very rare there. Compare also Borgardt , Brookhart , Burgert , Burghart , Burkart , and Burkett .
Germanized form of Polish and Czech Burkert , Czech Purkert or Purkart, and Slovenian Purkart: from a German variant and Slavicized forms of the medieval German personal name Burkhard (see 1 above).
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