Burr Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin. Reaney explains this as a nickname for a person who is difficult to shake off, from Middle English bur(r) ‘bur’ (a seedhead that sticks to clothing). Burre occurs as a surname or byname as early as 1185, but the vocabulary word is not recorded in OED until the 14th century. Another possibility is derivation from Old English bur ‘small dwelling or building’ (modern English bower), but there are phonological difficulties here too. German: perhaps a variant spelling of Bur, or a topographic name from Burr(e) ‘mound’, ‘hill’, or in the south a variant of Burrer.

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


Similar surnames: Barr, Bury, Burry, Bur, Burt, Borr, Kurr, Burg, Turk, Bird

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Burr Family Origin

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Burr Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Servant

    6%
  • Engineer

    3%
  • School

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Burr family was School. The most common Burr occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Burr's were Farmers. Farmer, Servant and Engineer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burr.

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Burr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Burr in 1945 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burr

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