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Bourbon Name Meaning

French: habitational name from a village in Allier, the site of the (now ruined) castle of Bourbon, or from another place so named, for example one in Saône-et-Loire. The place name is of uncertain origin, according to Dauzat derived from a ‘Celtic and pre-Celtic’ element borb- describing a well or hot spring. Many bearers of the surname claim a connection with the former French royal family, but the name is also derived from residence in these villages and from the Bourbonnais, a former province in central France around Bourbon in Allier.

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


Similar surnames: Gordon, Bourdon, Bordon, Courson, Burden, Burson, Buron, Moron, Boron

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Bourbon Family Origin

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Bourbon Family Occupations

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In 1939, Chef and Dressmaker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bourbon. 40% of Bourbon men worked as a Chef and 29% of Bourbon women worked as a Dressmaker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bourbon were Wine Merchant and None Retired

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Chef
    40%
  • Autigue Dealer
    20%
  • Fishermandeck Hand Weekly Articles
    20%
  • Wine Merchant
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Dressmaker
    29%
  • Home Duties
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • None Retired
    15%

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

Bourbon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bourbon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bourbon 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 884 immigration records available for the last name Bourbon. 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 Bourbon. For the veterans among your Bourbon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bourbon Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bourbon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Bourbon in 1958 was 38, and 63 in 2004.

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