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Burchill Family History

Burchill Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire and Somerset): variant of Burchell .

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


Similar surnames: Burchell, Burrill, Birchell, Burchfiel, Burdsall, Burcher, Burch

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Where is the Burchill family from?

You can see how Burchill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burchill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burchill families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Burchill families living in Kentucky. This was about 36% of all the recorded Burchill's in USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Burchill families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burchill surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burchill ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Burchill. 28% of Burchill men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Burchill women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burchill were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Secretary
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Burchill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burchill 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 Burchill. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Burchill. For the veterans among your Burchill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burchill lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Burchill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Burchill in 1951 was 66, and 81 in 2004.

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