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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

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Labourer

    9%
  • Servant

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burrows. A less common occupation for the Burrows family was Carpenter. The most common Burrows occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Burrows's were Farmers.

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