Burness Family History

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Burness Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Burns 2.

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


Similar surnames: Burnes, Burnet, Burgess, Burress, Burns, Burney, Garness, Barnes

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Burness Family Origin

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Burness Family Occupations

What did your Burness ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Burness family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burness. The most common Burness occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Burness's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%

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

Burness Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Burness. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burness 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 Burness. 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 Burness. For the veterans among your Burness ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burness Life Expectancy

What is the average Burness lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Burness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Burness in 1959 was 59, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burness

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burness 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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