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Burrill Family History

Burrill Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Burrell.

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

Similar surnames: Murrill, Turrill, Harrill, Borrell, Morrill, Burell, Burchill

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Where is the Burrill family from?

You can see how Burrill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burrill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burrill families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 62 Burrill families living in Massachusetts. This was about 53% of all the recorded Burrill's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Burrill families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burrill surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burrill ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Burrill. 18% of Burrill men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Burrill women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burrill were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Burrill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burrill 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Burrill. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Burrill. For the veterans among your Burrill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burrill lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Burrill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Burrill in 1942 was 48, and 71 in 2004.

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