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Burton Family History

Burton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place name that is very common in central and northern England. The derivation in most cases is from Old English burh ‘fort’ (see Burke) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Name Distribution of Burton Families

  • Number of Burton families
     429 - 855
     144 - 428
     1 - 143
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Burton families
     1,846 - 3,689
     616 - 1,845
     1 - 615
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Burton families
     100 - 198
     34 - 99
     1 - 33
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Burton Family Origin

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Burton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Burton

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Burton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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