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Burrell Family History

Burrell Name Meaning
English, Scottish, and northern Irish: probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or sold coarse woolen cloth, Middle English burel or borel (from Old French burel, a diminutive of b(o)ure); the same word was used adjectively in the sense ‘reddish brown’ and may have been applied as a nickname referring to dress or complexion. Compare Borel.

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

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213,191 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
19,290 Military Records
13,986 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Burrell Families

  • Number of Burrell families
     106 - 210
     36 - 105
     1 - 35
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Burrell families
     311 - 619
     104 - 310
     1 - 103
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Burrell families
     67 - 131
     23 - 66
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Burrell Family Origin

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Burrell Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Burrell

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Burrell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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