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Burris Name Meaning

English: variant of Burrows. Possibly an altered form of German Börries or Borr(i)es (see Burress).

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


Similar surnames: Burriss, Borris, Burrus, Burros, Burri, Burres, Murrin, Burry, Barris

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Where is the Burris family from?

You can see how Burris families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burris family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burris families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 41 Burris families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 45% of all the recorded Burris's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Burris families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burris surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burris ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Burris. 54% of Burris men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Burris women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burris were Doctor and Decorator.

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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
    54%
  • Labourer
    31%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Doctor
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    67%
  • Decorator
    34%
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Census Records

There are 88,000 census records available for the last name Burris. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burris 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Burris. 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 Burris. For the veterans among your Burris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burris lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Burris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Burris in 1942 was 24, and 75 in 2004.

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