Burwell Family History

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Burwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place named Burwell, of which there are examples in Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire, named with Old English burh ‘fort’ + wella ‘spring’.

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

Similar surnames: Bursell, Boxwell, Barnwell, Farwell, Birdwell, Bunnell, Bardwell

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Burwell Family Origin

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Burwell Family Occupations

What did your Burwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Burwell. 3% of Burwell men worked as a Farmer and 42% of Burwell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burwell were Incapacitated and Book Binders Assistant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Horseman On Farm
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Book Binders Assistant

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

Burwell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Burwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burwell 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Burwell. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Burwell. For the veterans among your Burwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Burwell lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Burwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Burwell in 1947 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burwell 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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