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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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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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  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Ag Labourer


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Burston Historical Records

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Burston Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Burston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Burston in 1941 was 36, and 70 in 2004.

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