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Burruss Family History

Burruss Name Meaning

English: unexplained; perhaps a variant of Burrows. Compare Burris.

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


Similar surnames: Burrus, Burress, Burriss, Burros, Burris, Burrous, Burrowes, Burrow

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Where is the Burruss family from?

You can see how Burruss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burruss family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burruss families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Burruss families living in Ontario. This was about 80% of all the recorded Burruss's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Burruss families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burruss surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burruss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Burruss. 35% of Burruss men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Burruss women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burruss were Owner and Housekeeper.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    29%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Owner
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Burruss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burruss 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 298 immigration records available for the last name Burruss. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Burruss. For the veterans among your Burruss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burruss lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Burruss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Burruss in 1955 was 66, and 75 in 2004.

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