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Burrough Name Meaning

English (southwestern): variant of Burrow .

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


Similar surnames: Burroughs, Bough, Burrowes, Burrous, Furlough, Burrage, Brough

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Where is the Burrough family from?

You can see how Burrough families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burrough family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burrough families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 10 Burrough families living in New Jersey. This was about 25% of all the recorded Burrough's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Burrough families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burrough surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burrough ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Burrough. 26% of Burrough men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Burrough women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burrough were Farm Laborer and Maid. .

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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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Cook
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Maid
    8%
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Burrough. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burrough census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Burrough. 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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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Burrough. For the veterans among your Burrough ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burrough lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Burrough life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Burrough in 1953 was 45, and 69 in 2004.

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