Bursell Family History

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Bursell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Burshill in East Yorkshire, so named with Old English bryst ‘landslip’, ‘rough ground’ + hyll ‘hill’. Swedish: probably from Burs-, a place name with any of several possibly origins, + -ell, a common ending of Swedish surnames derived from the Latin adjectival ending -elius.

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

Similar surnames: Burwell, Forsell, Burrell, Bunnell, Pursell, Barrell, Bissell

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Bursell Family Origin

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Bursell Family Occupations

What did your Bursell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant & Income From Houses and Brewer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bursell. The most common Bursell occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 20% of Bursell's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Bursell family was Farm Baliff.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant & Income From Houses

  • Brewer

  • Farm Baliff


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

Bursell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bursell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bursell 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 672 immigration records available for the last name Bursell. 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 483 military records available for the last name Bursell. For the veterans among your Bursell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bursell Life Expectancy

What is the average Bursell lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bursell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Bursell in 1962 was 48, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bursell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bursell 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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