Burrier Family History

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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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Burrier Family Origin

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Burrier Family Occupations

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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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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Secretary
  • Maid
  • Typist

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Burrier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Burrier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burrier 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 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 Card

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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Burrier Life Expectancy

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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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