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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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Where is the Burrows family from?

You can see how Burrows families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burrows family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burrows families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 433 Burrows families living in Ontario. This was about 62% of all the recorded Burrows's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Burrows families in 1911.
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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. 33% of Burrows men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Burrows women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burrows were Clerk and Clerk.

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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
    33%
  • Labourer
    9%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Dressmaker
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Burrows lifespan?

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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