Burn Family History

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Burn Name Meaning

English: variant of Bourne.

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

Similar surnames: Bourn, Burns, Born, Burne, Burd, Hurn, Bunn, Burt, Bury, Burk

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Burn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Burn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Burn. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Burn Family Origin

Where is the Burn family from?

Burn Family Occupations

What did your Burn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Burn family was Blacksmith. The most common Burn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Burn's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burn.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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

Burn Historical Records

What Burn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 93,000 census records available for the last name Burn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burn 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Burn. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Burn. For the veterans among your Burn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burn Life Expectancy

What is the average Burn lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Burn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Burn in 1958 was 49, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burn 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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