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Bursell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Burshill in East Yorkshire so named with Old English bryst ‘landslip rough ground’ + hyll ‘hill’. English: habitational name from Boarshill in Bigbury (Devon). English: variant of Burstall . Swedish: probably a habitational name from Burs a placename with several possibly origins + the suffix -ell a derivative of the Latin adjectival ending -elius.

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


Similar surnames: Burwell, Forsell, Burrell, Bunnell, Pursell, Barrell, Bissell

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Where is the Bursell family from?

You can see how Bursell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bursell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bursell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Bursell family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Bursell's in USA. New York had the highest population of Bursell families in 1840.
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What did your Bursell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bursell. 25% of Bursell men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Bursell women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bursell were Common Laborer and Waitress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Common Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    32%
  • Maid
    19%
  • Housework
    13%
  • Waitress
    13%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bursell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bursell 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 672 immigration records available for the last name Bursell. 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 483 military records available for the last name Bursell. For the veterans among your Bursell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bursell lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bursell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Bursell in 1962 was 48, and 71 in 2004.

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