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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Burrows

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  1. An Irish variant of the English surname Burroughs.

Notable Persons Named Burrows

Burrows was born in 1960.


Burrows was born on January 19th, 1823. He died on June 30th, 1899.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Burrows

Saffron Burrows is an actress. She was most active from 1993 to present. Saffron was given the name Saffron Domini Burrows on October 22nd, 1972 in London, England, UK.


Orson Bean is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1952 to present. Orson was given the name Dallas Frederick Burrows on July 22nd, 1928 in Burlington, Vermont, U.S.


James Edward Burrows is a television director. James was born as the child of Abe Burrows on December 30th, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.


He was most prominent from 1979 to present. Billy was given the name William Eugene Burrows on September 18th, 1949 in Hugoton, Kansas, U.S.



Alexandre Burrows is a hockey player for the Vancouver Canucks in the National Hockey League. They have had major accomplishments since 2002. Alexandre was born on April 11th, 1981 in Pincourt, Quebec.


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Popularity of Burrows as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Burrows U.S.
  White 84.92% 64.26%
  African American 9.36% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.90% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.84% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.30% 16.26%

Of Last Name Burrows

People with the last name Burrows are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Burrows

  • How Popular is the name Burrows? As a last name Burrows was the 2,085th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Burrows first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Burrows is Monday, January 24th, 1876.
  • How unique is the name Burrows? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Burrows. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Burrows: Your name in reverse order is Sworrub. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Wrsrbuo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Burrows? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 17,355 people with the last name Burrows.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Burrows? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Burrows as their last name.

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