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Burson Family History

Burson Name Meaning
English: unexplained; apparently a patronymic, but from an unidentified medieval personal name. It may be a variant of Barson. On the other hand, there appears to be a French connection with the villages of Hardanges and La Chapelle au Riboul, whence bearers of this name are recorded as having emigrated to Canada. kh. UK 61 - OX 14.

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

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Name Distribution of Burson Families

  • Number of Burson families
     51 - 99
     18 - 50
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Burson families
     22 - 41
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Burson families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Burson Family Origin

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Burson Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Burson

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Burson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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