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Burden Name Meaning

(of Norman origin) from the Old French personal name Burdo (oblique case Burdon), probably of Germanic origin, but uncertain meaning. nickname for a pilgrim or one who carried a pilgrim’s staff, Middle English, Old French bourdon. habitational name from any of various places called Burdon or Burden. Burden in West Yorkshire and Great Burdon in County Durham are named with Old English burh ‘stronghold’, ‘fortified place’ + dun ‘hill’; Burdon in Tyne and Wear is named with Old English b¯re ‘byre’ + denu ‘valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Barden, Borden, Bowden, Buren, Burdin, Munden, Budden, Carden, Bordon

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Burden Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Burden name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    54%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    4%

  • Benin/Togo

    3%

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Burden Family Origin

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Burden Family Occupations

What did your Burden ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burden. The most common Burden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Burden's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Burden family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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Burden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 122,000 census records available for the last name Burden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burden 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Burden. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Burden. For the veterans among your Burden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burden Life Expectancy

What is the average Burden lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Burden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Burden in 1941 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burden 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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