Burton Family History

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Burton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place name that is very common in central and northern England. The derivation in most cases is from Old English burh ‘fort’ (see Burke) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Turton, Barton, Murton, Buxton, Burston, Bufton, Blurton, Orton

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Burton Family Origin

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Burton Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%

In 1881, the most common Burton occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Burton's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burton. A less common occupation for the Burton family was Coal Miner.

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Burton Historical Records

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Burton Life Expectancy

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