Burt Family History

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Burt Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the Old English personal name Byrht, a byform of Be(o)rht ‘bright’. Compare Bert. German: Middle High German burt ‘that which is due or proper’, therefore a nickname for someone who has fulfilled his obligations properly. Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): variant of Burd.

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

Similar surnames: Butt, Bury, Bart, Burg, Hurt, Burr, Bunt, Burd, Birt, Burk

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Burt Family Origin

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Burt Family Occupations

What did your Burt ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Burt family was Farmer. The most common Burt occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Burt's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burt.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Farmer


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

Burt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 302,000 census records available for the last name Burt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burt 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 30,000 immigration records available for the last name Burt. 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 46,000 military records available for the last name Burt. For the veterans among your Burt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burt Life Expectancy

What is the average Burt lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Burt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Burt in 1943 was 52, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burt 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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