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Burgett Surname Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a castle or city gate Middle English burgate or a habitational name from a place called Burgate from Old English burh-geat with the same meaning examples of which are found in Hampshire Suffolk and Surrey.

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

Similar surnames: Burkett, Burger, Birkett, Burritt, Barnett, Burdett, Barrett, Barlett

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Where is the Burgett family from?

You can see how Burgett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burgett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burgett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Burgett families living in New Brunswick. This was about 56% of all the recorded Burgett's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Burgett families in 1911.
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What did your Burgett ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Burgett. 100% of Burgett men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
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There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Burgett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burgett 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 900 immigration records available for the last name Burgett. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Burgett. For the veterans among your Burgett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burgett lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Burgett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Burgett in 1944 was 20, and 72 in 2004.

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