Burson Family History

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Burson Name Meaning

English: unexplained; apparently a patronymic, but from an unidentified medieval personal name. It may be a variant of Barson. On the other hand, there appears to be a French connection with the villages of Hardanges and La Chapelle au Riboul, whence bearers of this name are recorded as having emigrated to Canada.

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


Similar surnames: Bulson, Burston, Buron, Burton, Berson, Bason, Baron, Hudson, Merson

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Burson Family Origin

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Burson Family Occupations

What did your Burson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Clergyman and Hunter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Burson. A less common occupation for the Burson family was Laborer. The most common Burson occupation in Canada was Clergyman. 33% of Burson's were Clergymans.

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  • Clergyman

    33%
  • Hunter

    33%
  • Laborer

    33%

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Burson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Burson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burson 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 Burson. 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 Burson. For the veterans among your Burson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burson Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Burson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Burson in 1943 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burson 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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