Burney Family History

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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

What did your Burney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Burney. 30% of Burney men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Burney women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burney were Mechanic and Dressmaker

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Machinist
    8%
  • Mechanic
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    50%
  • Dressmaker
    50%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Burney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Burney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Burney. 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 Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Burney. For the veterans among your Burney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burney Life Expectancy

What is the average Burney lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Burney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Burney in 1941 was 45, and 70 in 2004.

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