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Origins of the Burstall surname

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About the Burstalls

We have a total number of 1174 records for people with the last name Burstall.

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Where do most Burstalls live?

In 1921, most Burstalls lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Burstalls

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We have 592 records for the Burstall surname. The oldest one dates back to 1644.

Who were Burstalls most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Burstall first names?

  • John
  • Thomas
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Burstalls

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Burstalls in 1921






Living On Own Means




Common Male occupations for Burstalls in 1921
Civil Engineer










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