Burnette Family History

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Burnette Name Meaning

descriptive nickname from Old French burnete ‘brown’ (see Burnett). possibly also a reduced form of Buronet, from a diminutive of Old French buron ‘hut’, ‘shack’.

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


Similar surnames: Burnett, Barrett, Durette, Barnette, Surette, Burdett, Frenette

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Burnette Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Burnette name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    56%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    4%

  • Benin/Togo

    3%

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Burnette Family Origin

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Burnette Family Occupations

What did your Burnette ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Burnette occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Burnette's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Burnette family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burnette.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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

Burnette Historical Records

What Burnette family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Burnette. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burnette 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Burnette. 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 Burnette. For the veterans among your Burnette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burnette Life Expectancy

What is the average Burnette lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Burnette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Burnette in 1941 was 28, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burnette

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burnette 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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