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Burson Name Meaning

English: possibly a variant of Barson .

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


Similar surnames: Bulson, Burston, Buron, Burton, Berson, Bason, Baron, Hudson, Merson

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Where is the Burson family from?

You can see how Burson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 30 Burson families living in Ohio. This was about 36% of all the recorded Burson's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Burson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Burson. 20% of Burson men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Burson women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burson were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Burson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burson 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Burson. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Burson. For the veterans among your Burson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burson lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Burson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Burson in 1943 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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