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Burt Family History

Burt Name Meaning
English and Scottish: from the Old English personal name Byrht, a byform of Be(o)rht ‘bright’. Compare Bert.German: Middle High German burt ‘that which is due or proper’, therefore a nickname for someone who has fulfilled his obligations properly.Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): variant of Burd.

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

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Name Distribution of Burt Families

  • Number of Burt families
     249 - 495
     84 - 248
     1 - 83
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Burt families
     544 - 1,085
     182 - 543
     1 - 181
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Burt families
     226 - 450
     76 - 225
     1 - 75
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Burt Family Origin

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Burt Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Burt

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Burt Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Burt Civil War Service Records

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