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Burrowes Family History

Burrowes Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Burrows.

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

Similar surnames: Burrous, Burros, Burrow, Burress, Burroughs, Burrough, Burriss

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Where is the Burrowes family from?

You can see how Burrowes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burrowes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burrowes families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 15 Burrowes families living in Ontario. This was about 65% of all the recorded Burrowes's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Burrowes families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burrowes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burrowes ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Burrowes. 60% of Burrowes men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Shoemaker
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Burrowes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burrowes 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Burrowes. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Burrowes. For the veterans among your Burrowes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burrowes lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Burrowes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Burrowes in 1953 was 75, and 80 in 2004.

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