Burleigh Family History

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Burleigh Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Burley 1.

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

Similar surnames: Burley, Bleigh, Burlin, Burrough, Wadleigh, Reigh, Furnish, Buley

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Burleigh Family Origin

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Burleigh Family Occupations

What did your Burleigh ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Dressmaker, Farm Labourer and Naval Pensioner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burleigh. The most common Burleigh occupation in the UK was Dressmaker. 4% of Burleigh's were Dressmakers. A less common occupation for the Burleigh family was Annuitant.

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  • Dressmaker

  • Farm Labourer

  • Naval Pensioner

  • Annuitant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Burleigh ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Burleigh Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Burleigh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burleigh 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Burleigh. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Burleigh. For the veterans among your Burleigh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burleigh Life Expectancy

What is the average Burleigh lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Burleigh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Burleigh in 1944 was 35, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burleigh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burleigh 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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