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Burdon Family History

Burdon Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Burden. Polish: nickname for a troublemaker (see Burda).

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


Similar surnames: Burdin, Bardon, Burden, Burdo, Cardon, Bordon, Burson, Burgon, Burd

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Where is the Burdon family from?

You can see how Burdon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burdon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burdon families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 56 Burdon families living in Ontario. This was about 54% of all the recorded Burdon's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Burdon families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burdon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burdon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Burdon. 49% of Burdon men worked as a Farmer and 45% of Burdon women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burdon were Salesman and Wife.

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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
    49%
  • Labourer
    15%
  • Barber
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    45%
  • Clerk
    34%
  • Wife
    23%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Burdon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burdon census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Burdon. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Burdon. For the veterans among your Burdon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burdon lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Burdon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Burdon in 1948 was 51, and 61 in 2004.

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