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Burhop Family History

Burhop Name Meaning

North German: topographic name from Middle Low German bur ‘farmer’, ‘peasant’ + hop, ‘pile’, or, as a suffix in place names, ‘gathering’, ‘assembly’. The term hop is a common element in place names of the northwestern coastal area of Germany, for example Hope, Hoopen, Hoople.

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

Similar surnames: Buche, Burich, Burton, Burgo, Burham, Buron, Burry, Bishop, Burdo

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Where is the Burhop family from?

You can see how Burhop families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burhop family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Burhop families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Burhop families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Burhop's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Burhop families in 1911.
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What did your Burhop ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Burhop. 22% of Burhop men worked as a Salesman and 25% of Burhop women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burhop were Farmer and Retired.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Maid
  • Retired
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Burhop. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burhop 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 326 immigration records available for the last name Burhop. 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 272 military records available for the last name Burhop. For the veterans among your Burhop ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burhop lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Burhop life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Burhop in 1963 was 70, and 79 in 2004.

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