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Burling Name Meaning

English (Essex and Cambridgeshire): probably a habitational name from a place in Kent named Birling, from an Old English personal name B?rla + the suffix -ingas denoting ‘family or followers’. There is also a Birling (of the same derivation) in Northumberland, but this appears not to have contributed significantly to the modern surname.

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


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

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Burling Family Origin

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Burling Family Occupations

What did your Burling ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Boat Builder

    4%
  • House Painter

    4%

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

Burling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Burling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burling 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 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Burling Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burling 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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