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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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Where is the Burrell family from?

You can see how Burrell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burrell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burrell families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 164 Burrell families living in Ontario. This was about 48% of all the recorded Burrell's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Burrell families in 1911.
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What did your Burrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Burrell. 46% of Burrell men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Burrell women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burrell were Fisherman and Commis.

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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
  • Labourer
  • Painter
  • Fisherman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
  • Stenographer
  • Nurse
  • Commis
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Burrell lifespan?

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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