Burgh Family History

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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

What did your Burgh ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Burgh. 5% of Burgh men worked as a General Labourer and 52% of Burgh women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burgh were Brewery Labourer Drainer Heavy Worker and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Baker confectioner Bread cake Maker
  • Brewery Labourer (heavy Worker)
  • Brewery Labourer Drainer Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Burgh Historical Records

What Burgh family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Burgh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burgh 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Burgh. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Burgh. For the veterans among your Burgh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burgh Life Expectancy

What is the average Burgh lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burgh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burgh 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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