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Burgin Surname Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Burgundy Old French Bourgogne Bourgoin ‘the Burgundian’. Alternatively from the synonymous name Burgoyne . Swiss German (Bürgin): from a pet form of the personal name Burkhard (see Burkhart ).

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

Similar surnames: Burgi, Burlin, Bardin, Buri, Burg, Burki, Budin, Turin, Bergin

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Where is the Burgin family from?

You can see how Burgin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burgin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burgin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 41 Burgin families living in Ontario. This was about 80% of all the recorded Burgin's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Burgin families in 1911.
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What did your Burgin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Burgin. 45% of Burgin 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
  • Laborer
  • Pattern Maker
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Census Records

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Burgin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burgin 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Burgin. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Burgin. For the veterans among your Burgin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burgin lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Burgin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Burgin in 1945 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

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