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Burrell Name Meaning

English:: nickname from Middle English Old French burel borel (also birel) ‘reddish brown’ referring perhaps to complexion or hair color. This was occasionally used by Normans as a personal name perhaps a nickname substituted for the personal name. The word also denoted a coarse woollen cloth of this color so the surname may sometimes refer to dress or it may be a nickname for a maker of the cloth a bureller. habitational name from Burwell in Lincolnshire see Burwell .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Barrell, Durrell, Bursell, Burnell, Hurrell, Purcell, Burwell, Burell

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Where is the Burrell family from?

You can see how Burrell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burrell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burrell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 619 Burrell families living in London. This was about 17% of all the recorded Burrell's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Burrell families in 1891.
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What did your Burrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Burrell. 8% of Burrell men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Burrell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burrell were Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
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What is the average Burrell lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Burrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Burrell in 1942 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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