Burrows Family History

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Burrows Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hill or tumulus, Old English beorg, a cognate of Old High German berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’ (see Berg). This name has become confused with derivatives of Old English burh ‘fort’ (see Burke). Reaney suggests a further derivation from Old English bur ‘bower’ + hus ‘house’.

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

Similar surnames: Barrow, Barrows, Burns, Burres, Barroso, Burhop, Burrowes, Burriss

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Burrows Family Origin

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Burrows Family Occupations

What did your Burrows ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Burrows. 22% of Burrows men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Burrows women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burrows were Clerk and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Dressmaker
  • Clerk

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Burrows Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 345,000 census records available for the last name Burrows. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burrows 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 33,000 immigration records available for the last name Burrows. 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 33,000 military records available for the last name Burrows. For the veterans among your Burrows ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burrows Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Burrows life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Burrows in 1941 was 23, and 73 in 2004.

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