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Burnett Name Meaning

Scottish and English: descriptive nickname from Old French burnete, a diminutive of brun ‘brown’ (see Brown).

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

Similar surnames: Burnette, Burdett, Bernett, Dunnett, Gurnett, Burnet, Burkett

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Burnett Family Origin

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Burnett Family Occupations

What did your Burnett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Burnett family was Farming. The most common Burnett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Burnett's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burnett.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Burnett Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Burnett ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Burnett Life Expectancy

What is the average Burnett lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, Burnett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Burnett in 1940 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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