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Burrier Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of French Bourrier. In eastern France this was an occupational name for a harness maker, from a derivative of Old French bourrel ‘harness’, ‘collar’. In western France burrier denoted a thin wisp of straw, and was probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for a winnower.

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


Similar surnames: Berrier, Carrier, Currier, Ferrier, Perrier, Bourcier, Burgner

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Where is the Burrier family from?

You can see how Burrier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burrier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burrier families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 15 Burrier families living in Quebec. This was about 75% of all the recorded Burrier's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Burrier families in 1911.
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What did your Burrier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Burrier. 22% of Burrier men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Burrier women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burrier were Truck Driver and Typist.

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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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Miner
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    24%
  • Secretary
    18%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Typist
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 191 immigration records available for the last name Burrier. 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 933 military records available for the last name Burrier. For the veterans among your Burrier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burrier lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Burrier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Burrier in 1948 was 67, and 78 in 2004.

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