Burroughs Family History

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Burroughs Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Burrows.

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


Similar surnames: Burrough, Boroughs, Burrous, Burrowes, Burrus, Burros, Burruss

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Burroughs Family Origin

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Burroughs Family Occupations

What did your Burroughs ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Carpenter and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burroughs. A less common occupation for the Burroughs family was Advocate. The most common Burroughs occupation in Canada was Farmer. 18% of Burroughs's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Carpenter

    14%
  • Clerk

    11%
  • Advocate

    7%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Burroughs ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Burroughs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Burroughs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burroughs 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Burroughs. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Burroughs. For the veterans among your Burroughs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burroughs Life Expectancy

What is the average Burroughs lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Burroughs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Burroughs in 1942 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burroughs ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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