Bour Family History

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Bour Name Meaning

Scottish: status name for someone who lived in a small cottage, from Older Scots bur ‘bower’, ‘cottage’. See also Bower. French (Normandy): nickname from Old Norman French bourc ‘bastard’.

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

Similar surnames: Bourg, Bur, Court, Boor, Borr, Bough, Hoar, Brue, Bois, Mohr

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Bour Family Origin

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Bour Family Occupations

What did your Bour ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Dressmaker, Farmer and Gas Works Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bour. The most common Bour occupation in the UK was Dressmaker. 25% of Bour's were Dressmakers. A less common occupation for the Bour family was Labourer.

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  • Dressmaker

  • Farmer

  • Gas Works Labourer

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bour ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bour Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Bour. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bour 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bour. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bour. For the veterans among your Bour ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bour Life Expectancy

What is the average Bour lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bour life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bour in 1953 was 25, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bour

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bour 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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