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Burdett Surname Meaning

English (Midlands of Norman origin): perhaps from an Old French personal name Burdet a pet form of an unrecorded ancient Germanic name Burdo or from Gaulish burdo ‘mule’. Altered form of French Burdet (see Burdette ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Burdett family from?

You can see how Burdett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burdett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burdett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 53 Burdett families living in Ontario. This was about 39% of all the recorded Burdett's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Burdett families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burdett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burdett ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Burdett. 46% of Burdett men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Burdett women worked as a Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    46%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Foreman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Clerk
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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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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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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.

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