Burnside Family History

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Burnside Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: topographic name for someone living beside a burn or stream, or a habitational name from one of the many places so named.

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


Similar surnames: Burns, Byrnside, Bunde, Burridge, Garside, Burnsed, Furse, Briscoe

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Burnside Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Burnside name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    52%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    3%

  • Norway

    3%

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Burnside Family Origin

Where is the Burnside family from?

Burnside Family Occupations

What did your Burnside ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Hawker and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burnside. A less common occupation for the Burnside family was Annuitant. The most common Burnside occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Burnside's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

    5%
  • Hawker

    4%
  • Carter

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%

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

Burnside Historical Records

What Burnside family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Burnside. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burnside 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Burnside. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Burnside. For the veterans among your Burnside ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burnside Life Expectancy

What is the average Burnside lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Burnside life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Burnside in 1944 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burnside

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burnside 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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