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Burrows Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hill or tumulus, Old English beorg, a cognate of Old High German berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’ (see Berg). This name has become confused with derivatives of Old English burh ‘fort’ (see Burke). Reaney suggests a further derivation from Old English bur ‘bower’ + hus ‘house’.

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


Similar surnames: Barrow, Barrows, Burns, Burres, Barroso, Burhop, Burrowes, Burriss

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Burrows Family Origin

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Burrows Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Burrows family was Farmer. The most common Burrows occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Burrows's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burrows.

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Burrows Life Expectancy

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