Burnell Family History

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Burnell Name Meaning

English: from a metathesized diminutive of Middle English brun ‘brown’ (see Brown).

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

Similar surnames: Burrell, Brunell, Burnett, Carnell, Bursell, Burwell, Bunnell

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Burnell Family Origin

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Burnell Family Occupations

What did your Burnell 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 Burnell. 2% of Burnell men worked as a General Labourer and 52% of Burnell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burnell were Bricklayer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
  • Housewife

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

Burnell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Burnell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burnell 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Burnell. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Burnell. For the veterans among your Burnell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burnell Life Expectancy

What is the average Burnell lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Burnell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Burnell in 1945 was 31, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burnell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burnell 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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