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Burnett Family History

Burnett Name Meaning
Scottish and English: descriptive nickname from Old French burnete, a diminutive of brun ‘brown’ (see Brown).

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

2,269,694 Historical Documents with Burnett on Ancestry.com
472,805 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
67,554 Military Records
34,148 Immigration Records
388,343 Census and Voter Lists
1,306,844 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Burnett Families

  • Number of Burnett families
     257 - 511
     86 - 256
     1 - 85
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Burnett families
     486 - 970
     163 - 485
     1 - 162
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Burnett families
     472 - 941
     158 - 471
     1 - 157
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Burnett census records

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Burnett Family Origin

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Burnett Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Burnett families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Burnett

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Burnett Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Burnett census records

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Burnett Civil War Service Records

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