Burnam Family History

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Burnam Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of the habitational name Burnham.

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

Similar surnames: Burnham, Burham, Burcham, Burney, Boram, Burnap, Burnum, Bream, Burns

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Burnam Family Origin

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Burnam Family Occupations

What did your Burnam ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Burnam family was Farm Hand. The most common Burnam occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Burnam's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burnam.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Hand


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

Burnam Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Burnam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burnam 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 377 immigration records available for the last name Burnam. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Burnam. For the veterans among your Burnam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burnam Life Expectancy

What is the average Burnam lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Burnam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Burnam in 1945 was 37, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burnam

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burnam 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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