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Burman Name Meaning

English: status name, from Middle English burghman, borughman (Old English burhmann) ‘inhabitant of a (fortified) town’ (see Burke), especially one holding land or buildings by burgage (see Burgess). Americanized spelling of German Buhrmann (see Buhrman).

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

Similar surnames: Burgman, Berman, Buxman, Furman, Bulman, Burden, Human, Kurman

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Where is the Burman family from?

You can see how Burman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burman families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 75 Burman families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Burman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Burman families in 1911.
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What did your Burman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Burman. 39% of Burman men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Burman women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burman were Merchant and Housewife.

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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
  • Labourer
  • Clerk
  • Merchant

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Burman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burman 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Burman. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Burman. For the veterans among your Burman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Burman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Burman in 1944 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

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