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Burden Name Meaning

(of Norman origin) from the Old French personal name Burdo (oblique case Burdon), probably of Germanic origin, but uncertain meaning. nickname for a pilgrim or one who carried a pilgrim’s staff, Middle English, Old French bourdon. habitational name from any of various places called Burdon or Burden. Burden in West Yorkshire and Great Burdon in County Durham are named with Old English burh ‘stronghold’, ‘fortified place’ + dun ‘hill’; Burdon in Tyne and Wear is named with Old English b¯re ‘byre’ + denu ‘valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Barden, Borden, Bowden, Buren, Burdin, Munden, Budden, Carden, Bordon

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Burden Family Origin

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Burden Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    8%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burden. A less common occupation for the Burden family was Carpenter. The most common Burden occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Burden's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Burden Historical Records

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Burden Life Expectancy

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