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Burston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Burston, in Buckinghamshire, Norfolk, and Staffordshire, which have different origins. The Buckinghamshire place name is from an Old English personal name Briddel + Old English þorn ‘thorn tree’; the place in Norfolk is named with Old English byrst ‘rough ground’, ‘landslip’ + tun ‘farmstead’; the Staffordshire place name has the same second element, the first being an Old English personal name Burgwine or Burgwulf. English: possibly from an unrecorded Old English personal name, Burgstan. Jewish (American): Americanized spelling of Burstein (see Bernstein).

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


Similar surnames: Hurston, Durston, Harston, Buxton, Burton, Beaston, Ruston, Cureton

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Burston Family Origin

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Burston Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    8%
  • Farmer

    7%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Ag Labourer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Burston family was Ag Labourer. Labourer, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burston. The most common Burston occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Burston's were Labourers.

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