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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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Where is the Burnette family from?

You can see how Burnette families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burnette family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burnette families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 8 Burnette families living in Tennessee. This was about 50% of all the recorded Burnette's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Burnette families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burnette surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burnette ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Burnette. 20% of Burnette men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Burnette women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burnette were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Maid
    5%
  • Stenographer
    5%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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