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Burell Name Meaning

Altered form of French Burel . English: variant of Burrell . This surname is now rare in Britain.

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


Similar surnames: Durell, Burrell, Borell, Burel, Durel, Buzzell, Bodell, Sorell

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Where is the Burell family from?

You can see how Burell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Burell family living in Alabama. This was about 17% of all the recorded Burell's in USA. Alabama and 5 other states had the highest population of Burell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Burell. 34% of Burell men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Burell women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burell were Farm Laborer and Laundress. .

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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

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    14%
  • Maid
    14%
  • House Work
    11%
  • Laundress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Burell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burell 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 553 immigration records available for the last name Burell. 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 786 military records available for the last name Burell. For the veterans among your Burell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burell lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Burell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Burell in 1947 was 39, and 79 in 2004.

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