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Burrows Family History

Burrows Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hill or tumulus, Old English beorg, a cognate of Old High German berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’ (see Berg). This name has become confused with derivatives of Old English burh ‘fort’ (see Burke). Reaney suggests a further derivation from Old English bur ‘bower’ + hus ‘house’.

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

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423,400 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
28,374 Military Records
29,244 Immigration Records
312,579 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Burrows Families

  • Number of Burrows families
     148 - 294
     50 - 147
     1 - 49
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Burrows families
     1,250 - 2,497
     417 - 1,249
     1 - 416
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Burrows families
     57 - 111
     20 - 56
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Burrows Family Origin

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Burrows Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Burrows

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Burrows Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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