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Burrell Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or sold coarse woolen cloth, Middle English burel or borel (from Old French burel, a diminutive of b(o)ure); the same word was used adjectively in the sense ‘reddish brown’ and may have been applied as a nickname referring to dress or complexion. Compare Borel.

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


Similar surnames: Barrell, Durrell, Bursell, Burnell, Hurrell, Purcell, Burwell, Burell

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Where is the Burrell family from?

You can see how Burrell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burrell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burrell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 45 Burrell families living in Massachusetts. This was about 24% of all the recorded Burrell's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Burrell families in 1840.
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What did your Burrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Burrell. 22% of Burrell men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Burrell women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burrell were Truck Driver and Cook. .

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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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Cook
    6%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 20,000 military records available for the last name Burrell. For the veterans among your Burrell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burrell lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Burrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Burrell in 1942 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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