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Burts Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of German Bur(t)z, from Middle High German borz, barz ‘tree stump’, hence a nickname for a short, stocky man.

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


Similar surnames: Burt, Burtz, Buras, Bunts, Curtis, Buren, Curts, Bores, Buhs, Burns

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Burts Family Origin

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Burts Family Occupations

What did your Burts ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Burts occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Burts's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Burts family was Servant. Farmer, Laborer and Lawyer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burts.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Lawyer

    5%
  • Servant

    5%

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Burts Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Burts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burts 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Burts. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Burts. For the veterans among your Burts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burts Life Expectancy

What is the average Burts lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Burts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Burts in 1953 was 37, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burts

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burts 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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