Burtness Family History

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Burtness Name Meaning

Americanized form of Norwegian Bortnes, a habitational name from a farmstead so named, from Old Norse birki ‘birch’ + nes ‘headland’, ‘promontory’.

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

Similar surnames: Barsness, Urness, Furness, Garness, Otness, Burney, Barnes, Harkness

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Burtness Family Origin

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Burtness Family Occupations

What did your Burtness ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Burtness. 22% of Burtness men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Burtness women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burtness were Steward and Beautician

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Steward

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Servant
  • Beautician

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

Burtness Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Burtness. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burtness 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 69 immigration records available for the last name Burtness. 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 221 military records available for the last name Burtness. For the veterans among your Burtness ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burtness Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Burtness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Burtness in 1962 was 78, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burtness

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burtness 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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