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Burl Name Meaning

Altered spelling of the English occupational name Burle, from Old English byr(e)le ‘cup bearer’, ‘butler’.

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

Similar surnames: Bury, Burr, Burt, Buro, Bull, Burg, Barr, Bare, Bird, Burry

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Where is the Burl family from?

You can see how Burl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burl family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burl families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Burl families living in Ohio. This was about 44% of all the recorded Burl's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Burl families in 1840.
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What did your Burl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Burl. 43% of Burl men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Burl women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burl were Porter and Cook. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Manager
  • Porter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Maid
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Burl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burl 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 351 immigration records available for the last name Burl. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Burl. For the veterans among your Burl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burl lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Burl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Burl in 1955 was 54, and 72 in 2004.

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