Burgh Family History

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Burgh Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places in Cumbria, West Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk named Burgh, from Old English burh ‘fortified manor’, ‘stronghold’.

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


Similar surnames: Burch, Burke, Bury, Burg, Burgo, Borg, Burgy, Burge, Buren, Burns

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Burgh Family Origin

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Burgh Family Occupations

What did your Burgh ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Burgh occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Burgh's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burgh. A less common occupation for the Burgh family was Artist.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Machinist

    7%
  • Artist

    4%

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

Burgh Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Burgh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burgh census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Burgh

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Burgh. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Burgh. For the veterans among your Burgh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burgh Life Expectancy

What is the average Burgh lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Burgh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Burgh in 1963 was 72, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burgh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burgh 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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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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