Burson Family History

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Burson Name Meaning

English: unexplained; apparently a patronymic, but from an unidentified medieval personal name. It may be a variant of Barson. On the other hand, there appears to be a French connection with the villages of Hardanges and La Chapelle au Riboul, whence bearers of this name are recorded as having emigrated to Canada.

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

Similar surnames: Bulson, Burston, Buron, Burton, Berson, Bason, Baron, Hudson, Merson

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Burson Family Origin

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Burson Family Occupations

What did your Burson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Dairy Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Burson. 60% of Burson men worked as a Dairy Farmer and 79% of Burson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burson were Farm Labourer and Housemaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Dairy Farmer
  • Farm Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Housemaid

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

Burson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Burson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burson 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Burson. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Burson. For the veterans among your Burson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burson Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Burson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Burson in 1943 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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