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Burwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place named Burwell, of which there are examples in Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire, named with Old English burh ‘fort’ + wella ‘spring’.

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


Similar surnames: Bursell, Boxwell, Barnwell, Farwell, Birdwell, Bunnell, Bardwell

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Burwell Family Origin

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Burwell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Labourer

    19%
  • Gentleman

    6%
  • Barber

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Burwell family was Barber. Farmer, Labourer and Gentleman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burwell. The most common Burwell occupation in Canada was Farmer. 52% of Burwell's were Farmers.

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Burwell Historical Records

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Burwell Life Expectancy

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