Burgett Family History

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Burgett Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a castle or city gate, Middle English burgate, or a habitational name from a place named Burgate, from Old English burh-geat with the same meaning, examples of which are found in Hampshire, Suffolk, and Surrey.

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

Similar surnames: Burkett, Burger, Birkett, Burritt, Barnett, Burdett, Barrett, Barlett

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Burgett Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Burgett name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Burgett. 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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Burgett Family Origin

Where is the Burgett family from?

Burgett Family Occupations

What did your Burgett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Burgett family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burgett. The most common Burgett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Burgett's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Burgett Historical Records

What Burgett family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Burgett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burgett 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 900 immigration records available for the last name Burgett. 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 Burgett. For the veterans among your Burgett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burgett Life Expectancy

What is the average Burgett lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Burgett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Burgett in 1944 was 20, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burgett 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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