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Burney Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and Irish: habitational name from Bernay in Eure, France, named with a Gaulish personal name Brenno + the locative suffix -acum. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Biorna ‘son of Biorna’, a Gaelic form of the Old Norse personal name Bjarni (from björn ‘bear cub’, ‘warrior’). English: variant of Barney 1.

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


Similar surnames: Turney, Barney, Bursey, Burnley, Gurney, Birney, Burley, Cerney

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Burney Family Origin

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Burney Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Labourer

    21%
  • Not Given

    11%
  • Block Maker

    5%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Not Given were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burney. The most common Burney occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Burney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Burney family was Block Maker.

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Burney Historical Records

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Burney Life Expectancy

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