Burrell Family History

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Burrell Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or sold coarse woolen cloth, Middle English burel or borel (from Old French burel, a diminutive of b(o)ure); the same word was used adjectively in the sense ‘reddish brown’ and may have been applied as a nickname referring to dress or complexion. Compare Borel.

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

Similar surnames: Barrell, Durrell, Bursell, Burnell, Hurrell, Purcell, Burwell, Burell

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Burrell Family Origin

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Burrell Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Burrell occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Burrell's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burrell. A less common occupation for the Burrell family was Student.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Son

  • Student


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Burrell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 151,000 census records available for the last name Burrell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burrell 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Burrell. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Burrell. For the veterans among your Burrell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burrell Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Burrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Burrell in 1942 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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