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Burling Name Meaning

English:: probably a shortened form of Anglo-Norman French Burguillun a variant of Old French Bourguignon ‘the Burgundian’; see Burgin . habitational name from Birling (Farm) in East Dean (Sussex) or Birling in Kent both named from Old English Bǣrlingas ‘(the place of) Bǣrla's people’. See also Barling . possibly an altered form of Burland .

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


Similar surnames: Burlin, Furlong, Barling, Darling, Harling, Burkins, Burgin, Busing

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Where is the Burling family from?

You can see how Burling families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burling family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burling families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 20 Burling families living in New York. This was about 69% of all the recorded Burling's in USA. New York had the highest population of Burling families in 1840.
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What did your Burling ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Burling. 20% of Burling men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Burling women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burling were Farm Laborer and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Burling. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Burling. For the veterans among your Burling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burling lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Burling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Burling in 1957 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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