Burhans Family History

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Burhans Name Meaning

German: from Middle Low German bur ‘farmer’, ‘peasant’ + the personal name Hans, a short form of Johannes (see John), hence ‘farmer John’. See also Burian.

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

Similar surnames: Burian, Burhop, Burlage, Krans, Burman, Burns, Burgin, Buchmann

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Burhans Family Origin

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Burhans Family Occupations

What did your Burhans ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Coal Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burhans. The most common Burhans occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Burhans's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Burhans family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Coal Dealer

  • Farm Laborer


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Burhans Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Burhans. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burhans 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 345 immigration records available for the last name Burhans. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Burhans. For the veterans among your Burhans ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burhans Life Expectancy

What is the average Burhans lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Burhans life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Burhans in 1956 was 50, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burhans

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burhans 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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