Burriss Family History

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Burriss Name Meaning

English: variant of Burrows. Possibly an altered form of German Börries or Borr(i)es (see Burress).

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


Similar surnames: Burris, Burress, Burruss, Borris, Burrus, Burrous, Burros, Barrish

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Burriss Family Origin

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Burriss Family Occupations

What did your Burriss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Burriss family was Laborer. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burriss. The most common Burriss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Burriss's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Farm Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%

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

Burriss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Burriss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burriss 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Burriss. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Burriss. For the veterans among your Burriss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burriss Life Expectancy

What is the average Burriss lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Burriss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Burriss in 1950 was 27, and 58 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burriss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burriss 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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