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Burhans Family History

Burhans Name Meaning
German: from Middle Low German bur ‘farmer’, ‘peasant’ + the personal name Hans, a short form of Johannes (see John), hence ‘farmer John’. See also Burian.

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

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4,934 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,361 Military Records
264 Immigration Records
8,243 Census and Voter Lists
39,325 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Burhans Families

  • Number of Burhans families
     55 - 107
     19 - 54
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Burhans families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Burhans last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Burhans Family Origin

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Burhans Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Burhans

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Burhans Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Burhans Civil War Service Records

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