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

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Labourer

    9%
  • Servant

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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Burrows Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burrows ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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