Charles Burrell

1861–24 December 1954 (Age 94)

The Life of Charles

Charles Burrell was born in 1861, in Jamaica. He had at least 1 son with Leah Burrell. He died on 24 December 1954, in Jeffrey Town, Saint Mary, Jamaica, at the age of 93.

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Charles Burrell
Leah Burrell
Thomas Smith Burrell

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World Events (3)


Age 9

Banana plantations set up as the sugar cane industry declines in the face of competition from European beet sugar.

Age 11

Island's capital moved from Spanish Town to Kingston.

Age 23

New constitution marks the initial revival of local autonomy.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or sold coarse woolen cloth, Middle English burel or borel (from Old French burel, a diminutive of b(o)ure); the same word was used adjectively in the sense ‘reddish brown’ and may have been applied as a nickname referring to dress or complexion. Compare Borel .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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