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Burress Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Burrows. Compare Burriss. Probably also an Americanized spelling of German Börries (see Burres).

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

Similar surnames: Burriss, Burres, Burruss, Burrus, Burris, Burros, Burrous, Curless

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Where is the Burress family from?

You can see how Burress families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burress family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burress families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Burress families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Burress's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Burress families in 1911.
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What did your Burress ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Burress. 27% of Burress men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Burress women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burress were Salesman and Clerk.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Burress. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burress census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 405 immigration records available for the last name Burress. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Burress. For the veterans among your Burress ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burress lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Burress life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Burress in 1949 was 63, and 67 in 2004.

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