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Burrous Family History

Burrous Name Meaning

Probably a variant of English Burrows.

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


Similar surnames: Burrus, Burros, Burress, Barrons, Burris, Burroughs, Burriss, Barrus

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Where is the Burrous family from?

You can see how Burrous families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burrous family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burrous families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 7 Burrous families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 24% of all the recorded Burrous's in Canada. Nova Scotia and 1 other province had the highest population of Burrous families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burrous surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burrous ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Burrous. 20% of Burrous men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Burrous women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burrous were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    14%
  • New Worker
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Burrous. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burrous 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 596 immigration records available for the last name Burrous. 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 710 military records available for the last name Burrous. For the veterans among your Burrous ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burrous lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Burrous life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Burrous in 1946 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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