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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Burton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Burton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    52%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    4%

  • Benin/Togo

    3%

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Burton Family Origin

Where is the Burton family from?

Burton Family Occupations

What did your Burton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, 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. The most common Burton occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Burton's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%

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

Burton Historical Records

What Burton family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 941,000 census records available for the last name Burton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burtoncensus 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 74,000 immigration records available for the last name Burton. 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 127,000 military records available for the last name Burton. For the veterans among your Burton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burton Life Expectancy

What is the average Burton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Burton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Burton in 1940 was 62, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burton 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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