Burgh Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places in Cumbria, West Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk named Burgh, from Old English burh ‘fortified manor’, ‘stronghold’.

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


Similar surnames: Burch, Burke, Bury, Burg, Burgo, Borg, Burgy, Burge, Buren, Burns

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Burgh Family Origin

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Burgh Family Occupations

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  • Band Sawyer

    7%
  • Bricklayer

    7%
  • Butcher

    7%
  • Carpenter & Joiner

    7%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Burgh family was Carpenter & Joiner. The most common Burgh occupation in the UK was Band Sawyer. 7% of Burgh's were Band Sawyers. Band Sawyer, Bricklayer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burgh.

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Burgh Historical Records

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Burgh Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Burgh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Burgh in 1963 was 72, and 92 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burgh

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