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Birrell Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Burrell.

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


Similar surnames: Borrell, Tirrell, Borell, Simrell, Burrell, Barrall, Ferrell, Terrell

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Where is the Birrell family from?

You can see how Birrell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Birrell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Birrell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Birrell family living in Michigan. This was 100% of all the recorded Birrell's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Birrell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Birrell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Birrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Birrell. 18% of Birrell men worked as a Salesman and 13% of Birrell women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Birrell were Truck Driver and Sales Lady. .

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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

  • Salesman
    18%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Manager
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Sales Lady
    13%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Birrell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Birrell 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Birrell. 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 Birrell. For the veterans among your Birrell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Birrell lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Birrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Birrell in 1955 was 69, and 89 in 2004.

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