Burney Family History

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Burney Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and Irish: habitational name from Bernay in Eure, France, named with a Gaulish personal name Brenno + the locative suffix -acum. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Biorna ‘son of Biorna’, a Gaelic form of the Old Norse personal name Bjarni (from björn ‘bear cub’, ‘warrior’). English: variant of Barney 1.

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

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Burney Family Origin

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Burney Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, the most common Burney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Burney's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burney. A less common occupation for the Burney family was Keeping House.

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Burney Historical Records

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Burney Life Expectancy

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