Burchell Family History

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Burchell Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Birchall.

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

Similar surnames: Burchill, Birchell, Burcher, Burell, Burcham, Burkhead, Bushell

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Burchell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Burchell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Burchell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Burchell Family Origin

Where is the Burchell family from?

Burchell Family Occupations

What did your Burchell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Burchell family was Cooper. The most common Burchell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Burchell's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burchell.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Cooper


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Burchell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Burchell Historical Records

What Burchell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Burchell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burchell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Burchell. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Burchell. For the veterans among your Burchell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burchell Life Expectancy

What is the average Burchell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Burchell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Burchell in 1944 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burchell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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