Burgoyne Family History

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Burgoyne Name Meaning

English: regional name for someone from Burgundy (Old French Bourgogne), a region of eastern France having Dijon as its center. The area was invaded by the Burgundii, a Germanic tribe from whom it takes its name, in about ad 480. The duchy of Burgundy, created in 877 by Charles II, King of the West Franks, was extremely powerful in the later Middle Ages, especially under Philip the Bold (1342–1404, duke from 1363).

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

Similar surnames: Bourgoin, Burgin, Buron, Burson, Burton, Burgner, Bryne, Burgy, Burge

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Burgoyne Family Origin

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Burgoyne Family Occupations

What did your Burgoyne ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burgoyne. The most common Burgoyne occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Burgoyne's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Burgoyne family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Burgoyne Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Burgoyne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burgoyne 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Burgoyne. 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 Burgoyne. For the veterans among your Burgoyne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burgoyne Life Expectancy

What is the average Burgoyne lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Burgoyne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Burgoyne in 1945 was 67, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burgoyne 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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