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Burgess Name Meaning

English and Scottish: status name from Middle English burge(i)s, Old French burgeis ‘inhabitant and (usually) freeman of a (fortified) town’ (see Burke), especially one with municipal rights and duties. Burgesses generally had tenure of land or buildings from a landlord by burgage. In medieval England burgage involved the payment of a fixed money rent (as opposed to payment in kind); in Scotland it involved payment in service, guarding the town. The -eis ending is from Latin -ensis (modern English -ese as in Portuguese). Compare Burger.

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


Similar surnames: Burger, Burgett, Burge, Burress, Burgh, Borges, Berges, Furness

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Burgess Family Origin

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Burgess Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    1%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burgess. A less common occupation for the Burgess family was Carpenter. The most common Burgess occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Burgess's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Burgess Historical Records

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Burgess Life Expectancy

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