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Burrows Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hill or tumulus, Old English beorg, a cognate of Old High German berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’ (see Berg). This name has become confused with derivatives of Old English burh ‘fort’ (see Burke). Reaney suggests a further derivation from Old English bur ‘bower’ + hus ‘house’.

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


Similar surnames: Barrow, Barrows, Burns, Burres, Barroso, Burhop, Burrowes, Burriss

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Burrows Family Origin

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Burrows Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Burrows family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burrows. The most common Burrows occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Burrows's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Burrows Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Burrows life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Burrows in 1941 was 23, and 73 in 2004.

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