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Burdin Name Meaning

English: variant of Burden . French: nickname or metonymic occupational name derived from medieval Latin burdinus ‘mule hinny’ or alternatively from Occitan burdir ‘to sport or amuse oneself’. French: possibly also a derivative of Old French borde ‘smallholding’ (from Frankish bord ‘plank’) used as a designation for a tenant farmer or of Old French bo(u)rde ‘lie’ used as a nickname for a liar. Russian and Jewish (Ashkenazic): derivative of Burda .

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


Similar surnames: Burlin, Bardin, Burden, Burdon, Purdin, Budin, Buddin, Bardon, Durdin

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Where is the Burdin family from?

You can see how Burdin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burdin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burdin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Burdin families living in Maine. This was about 33% of all the recorded Burdin's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Burdin families in 1840.
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What did your Burdin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Burdin. 19% of Burdin men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Burdin women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burdin were Truck Driver and Laundress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Operator
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    25%
  • Secretary
    25%
  • Clerk
    25%
  • Laundress
    25%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 426 immigration records available for the last name Burdin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 588 military records available for the last name Burdin. For the veterans among your Burdin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burdin lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Burdin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Burdin in 1963 was 76, and 71 in 2004.

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