Burman Family History

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Burman Name Meaning

English: status name, from Middle English burghman, borughman (Old English burhmann) ‘inhabitant of a (fortified) town’ (see Burke), especially one holding land or buildings by burgage (see Burgess). Americanized spelling of German Buhrmann (see Buhrman).

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

Similar surnames: Burgman, Berman, Buxman, Furman, Bulman, Burden, Human, Kurman

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Burman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Burman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Burman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


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Burman Family Origin

Where is the Burman family from?

Burman Family Occupations

What did your Burman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Burman occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Burman's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burman. A less common occupation for the Burman family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Labourer


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

Burman Historical Records

What Burman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Burman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burman 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 Burman. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Burman. For the veterans among your Burman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burman Life Expectancy

What is the average Burman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Burman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Burman in 1944 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burman 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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