Burress Family History

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Burress Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Burrows. Compare Burriss. Probably also an Americanized spelling of German Börries (see Burres).

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

Similar surnames: Burriss, Burres, Burruss, Burrus, Burris, Burros, Burrous, Curless

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Burress Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Burress name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Burress Family Origin

Where is the Burress family from?

Burress Family Occupations

What did your Burress ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Burress occupation in the UK was Scenic Artist. 100% of Burress's were Scenic Artists.

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  • Scenic Artist


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

Burress Historical Records

What Burress family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Burress. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burress 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 405 immigration records available for the last name Burress. 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 Burress. For the veterans among your Burress ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burress Life Expectancy

What is the average Burress lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Burress life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Burress in 1949 was 63, and 67 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burress 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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