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Burton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place name that is very common in central and northern England. The derivation in most cases is from Old English burh ‘fort’ (see Burke) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Turton, Barton, Murton, Buxton, Burston, Bufton, Blurton, Orton

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Burton Family Origin

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Burton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burton. The most common Burton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Burton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Burton family was Farm Laborer.

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Burton Historical Records

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Burton Life Expectancy

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Famous Burton Family

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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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