Burlew Family History

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Burlew Name Meaning

Probably a variant of Burley 1 or 2.

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

Similar surnames: Burley, Brew, Byrley, Furlow, Kurle, Bursley, Bulen, Curles, Burnes

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Burlew Family Origin

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Burlew Family Occupations

What did your Burlew ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Farm Hand


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Burlew Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Burlew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burlew 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 183 immigration records available for the last name Burlew. 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 Burlew. For the veterans among your Burlew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burlew Life Expectancy

What is the average Burlew lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Burlew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Burlew in 1944 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burlew 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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