Burdett Family History

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Burdett Name Meaning

French and English (of Norman origin): from a pet form of the Old French personal name Burdo (see Burdon).

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

Similar surnames: Burkett, Burden, Barrett, Burgett, Burnett, Turkett, Brett, Burritt

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Burdett Family Origin

Where is the Burdett family from?

Burdett Family Occupations

What did your Burdett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Burdett occupation in Canada was Farmer. 16% of Burdett's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Burdett family was Branch Man.. Farmer, School and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burdett.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Merchant

  • Branch Man.


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

Burdett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 71,000 census records available for the last name Burdett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burdett 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Burdett. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Burdett. For the veterans among your Burdett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burdett Life Expectancy

What is the average Burdett lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Burdett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1942. The average life expectancy for Burdett in 1942 was 105, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burdett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burdett 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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