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Burroughs Family History

Burroughs Name Meaning
English: variant spelling of Burrows.

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

655,589 Historical Documents with Burroughs on Ancestry.com
119,969 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
17,389 Military Records
6,139 Immigration Records
84,522 Census and Voter Lists
427,570 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Burroughs Families

  • Number of Burroughs families
     90 - 177
     31 - 89
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Burroughs families
     126 - 249
     43 - 125
     1 - 42
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Burroughs families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Burroughs Family Origin

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Burroughs Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Burroughs

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Burroughs Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Burroughs census records

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Burroughs Civil War Service Records

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