Bursley Family History

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Bursley Name Meaning

English: probably from a variant of Burslem in Staffordshire, which is named from the Old English term burgweard ‘castle keeper’ (or the same word as a personal name) + Lyme, the ancient Celtic name of the district in which the town is situated.

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

Similar surnames: Burnley, Burley, Bursey, Worsley, Hunsley, Hursey, Bardsley, Horsley

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Bursley Family Origin

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Bursley Family Occupations

What did your Bursley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bursley family was Claim Agent. Farmer, Mariner and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bursley. The most common Bursley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Bursley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Mariner

  • Carpenter

  • Claim Agent


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

Bursley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bursley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bursley 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 501 immigration records available for the last name Bursley. 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 475 military records available for the last name Bursley. For the veterans among your Bursley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bursley Life Expectancy

What is the average Bursley lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bursley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Bursley in 1959 was 52, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bursley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bursley 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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