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Burn Name Meaning

English (Northumberland and Durham): variant of Bourne .

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


Similar surnames: Bourn, Burns, Born, Burne, Burd, Hurn, Bunn, Burt, Bury, Burk

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Where is the Burn family from?

You can see how Burn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burn families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 88 Burn families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Burn's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Burn families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burn ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Winder were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Burn. 28% of Burn men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Burn women worked as a Winder. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burn were Journalier and Domestic. .

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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
    28%
  • Labourer
    16%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Journalier
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Winder
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Maid
    20%
  • Domestic
    20%
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Census Records

There are 93,000 census records available for the last name Burn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burn 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Burn. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Burn. For the veterans among your Burn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burn lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Burn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Burn in 1958 was 49, and 80 in 2004.

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