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Burriss 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: Burris, Burress, Burruss, Borris, Burrus, Burrous, Burros, Barrish

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Where is the Burriss family from?

You can see how Burriss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burriss family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burriss families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Burriss families living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Burriss's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Burriss families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burriss surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burriss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Burriss. 25% of Burriss men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Burriss women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burriss were Carpenter and Cook.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    15%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Cook
    8%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Burriss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burriss 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 431 immigration records available for the last name Burriss. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Burriss. For the veterans among your Burriss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burriss lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Burriss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Burriss in 1950 was 27, and 58 in 2004.

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